If you or a loved one has been arrested for Grand Theft in Fort Myers, Naples, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda or Cape Coral contact the Criminal Defense Law Firm of Viacava & Cantor.
What is the difference between Petit Theft and Grand Theft?
Grand Theft belongs to the criminal category of Theft. The only difference between a Grand Theft and a Petit Theft is the amount of the property allegedly stolen. If the amount of the property allegedly stolen is less than $300 the crime will be categorized as a Petit Theft, if the amount of the property allegedly stolen is more than $300 the crime will be categorized as a Grand Theft. In order to best defend yourself on your Grand Theft Criminal Charge you should hire a knowledgeable Criminal Defense Attorney with experience defending people who have been accused of Grand Theft. Contact a lawyer from Viacava & Cantor today if you have been charged with Grand Theft.
Grand Theft Punishments in Florida
Depending on the amount of the property allegedly stolen a Grand Theft charge can either be prosecuted as a third, second or first degree felony. A third degree felony is punishable by a maximum of five years in prison, a second degree felony is punishable by a maximum of fifteen years in prison and a first degree felony is punishable by a maximum of thirty years in prison.
- Third degree grand theft: The stolen property is worth between $300 and $19,999. Up to 5 years in prison and a fine of $5000.
- Second degree grand theft: The stolen property is worth between $20,000 to $99,999. Up to 15 years in prison, and fines of up to $10,000.
- First degree grand theft: The stolen property is worth $100,000 or more. Up to 30 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000.
The most important decision you make regarding your Grand Theft Charge will be the criminal defense lawyer you choose to hire. The experienced criminal defense litigation attorneys at Viacava & Cantor have resolved thousands of misdemeanor and felony cases for their clients. When you are arrested you need an attorney who is going to explore all avenues and leave no stone unturned in order to get you the best possible result. The last thing you need is a lawyer who does not want to go to trial or who is going to charge you an extra fee if your case does go to trial. The attorneys at Viacava & Cantor are trial attorneys – when you hire a lawyer from Viacava & Cantor you are hiring a lawyer who wants to be in the courtroom and who thrives on criminal defense trial work. When you have been arrested for Grand Theft hire a trial lawyer from Viacava & Cantor and let him work for you in order to ensure you the best possible outcome for your case.
Hiring a Grand Theft Attorney
The lawyers at the Fort Myers based Criminal Defense Law Firm of Viacava & Cantor handle Grand Theft cases throughout the State of Florida. The Criminal Defense Law Firm of Viacava & Cantor is located in Fort Myers with close and convenient access to all other areas in Southwest Florida including Fort Myers, 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) for a free consultation to discuss the specific facts of your case.