Petit Theft arrests necessitate effective legal representation. Call a Fort Myers and Sarasota Criminal Defense Lawyer from Viacava & Cantor if you have been arrested for Petit Theft in Fort Myers, Naples, Cape Coral, Port Charlotte or Punta Gorda.
Many people who are arrested for Petit Theft have never been arrested before and have no criminal record. When you have no criminal record a conviction for any offense is very serious and changes the nature of your relationship to the law. Nobody wants a criminal conviction tarnishing their record if they can avoid it. Hire an experienced Fort Myers and Sarasota Criminal Defense Lawyer from Viacava & Cantor if you have been arrested for Petit Theft in Southwest Florida.
What is petit theft? How serious is it?
Depending on the amount of the property allegedly stolen a Petit Theft charge can either be prosecuted as a second degree or first degree misdemeanor. If the value of the property allegedly stolen is less than $100 it is a second degree Petit Theft which is a second degree misdemeanor. A second degree misdemeanor is punishable by a maximum of sixty days in jail. If the value of the property allegedly stolen is worth more than $100 but less than $300 it is a first degree Petit Theft which is a first degree misdemeanor. A first degree misdemeanor is punishable by a maximum of one year in jail. If the property allegedly stolen is worth more than $300 it is a grand theft not a petit theft. The most common examples of Petit Theft are Shoplifting charges from retail stores such as Walmart and Target.
Finding a Petit Theft Defense Attorney in Southwest Florida
The lawyers at the Fort Myers and Sarasota based Criminal Defense Law Firm of Viacava & Cantor handle Petit Theft cases throughout the State of Florida. The Criminal Defense Law Firm of Viacava & Cantor is located in Fort Myers and Sarasota with close and convenient access to all other areas in Southwest Florida including Fort Myers, Sarasota, Bradenton, Naples, Cape Coral, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel, Captiva and Marco Island. Call a lawyer from Viacava & Cantor at 239-672-8934 (Fort Myers) or 941-388-7810 (Sarasota) for a free consultation to discuss the specific facts of your case.