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Jacksonville Theft Lawyer

Experienced Jacksonville Theft Lawyer Defending the Rights of Those Accused of Theft in Duval County and Throughout Florida

Theft is one of the most common crimes courts deal with. However, this does not mean that its consequences are not serious. A theft conviction can have serious penalties and a long-term impact on your life. It is critical to have an experienced Jacksonville theft lawyer fighting in your corner right from the start.

Mollo Law Firm has handled thousands of criminal cases, many of which have involved theft crimes. We have experience in fighting to defend those accused of crimes in Florida. Our attorney will work to get the best possible outcome in your case. You can rely on Lawyer Al Mollo’s experience and in-depth knowledge of Florida laws to provide you with an effective strategy for a favorable outcome.

Types of Theft Cases that Mollo Law Firm Can Help You With

Being charged with a theft crime can be a scary experience. You may feel a great deal of anxiety from the prospect of spending time in jail, losing your job, and losing your reputation and dignity. We at Mollo Law Firm understand just how worrisome theft charges are. We will work to restore your peace of mind and protect your freedom and future. We have extensive experience representing clients in a wide range of theft cases, including:

  • Burglary: Involves unauthorized entry into a property with the intent to commit a crime.
  • Armed Robbery: Involves the use of weapons with the intent to commit theft, using or threatening force.
  • Shoplifting: Taking or intending to take retail merchandise from a store.
  • Receiving Stolen Property: Receiving property that you know was stolen.
  • Theft of Services: Using services without permission, e.g., utility services.
  • Passing Bad Checks: Writing checks with the knowledge that you lack the funds to honor the amount stated.
  • Credit Card Fraud/Theft: Includes applying for a credit card using someone else’s information, selling stolen credit cards, or using another person’s credit card without permission.

You can rely on the experience and skills of our attorney to help you get the best outcome from your case.

Theft Charges and Penalties under Florida Law

Theft offenses in Florida are classified according to the value of the property involved in the offense. The type of property involved and the manner in which it was acquired also play a role in how the offense is classified.

  • Petit Theft: Involves property or services worth less than $300. Penalties can include fines and up to one year in jail.
  • Grand Theft (Third-Degree Felony): Involves property worth between $300 and $20,000. Penalties can include fines up to $5,000 and up to 5 years in prison.
  • Grand Theft (Second-Degree Felony): Involves property worth between $20,000 and $100,000. Penalties can include fines up to $10,000 and up to 15 years in prison.
  • Grand Theft (First-Degree Felony): Involves property worth over $100,000. Penalties can include fines up to $10,000 and up to 30 years in prison.

If you have been accused of theft, don’t hesitate to contact Mollo Law Firm. Attorney Al Mollo will work tirelessly to get the best outcome in your case and protect your rights to freedom as well as your future.

Contact Mollo Law Firm to Consult with our Hard-Hitting Jacksonville Theft Lawyer.

Have you or someone you love been charged with a theft crime? A theft conviction can result in serious and far-reaching consequences. It is critical that you have a seasoned Jacksonville theft lawyer defending you throughout your case. 

Contact Mollo Law Firm and schedule an appointment to speak with Lawyer Al Mollo. Our attorney will review your case and take immediate action to protect your rights. Lawyer Al Mollo has years of experience in defending the rights of those accused of criminal acts. You can rely on his experience and extensive knowledge of Florida law to protect your rights and ensure the best outcome for your case. 

Get in touch with us now and schedule your appointment. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Theft in Jacksonville

Is theft in Florida a misdemeanor or a felony?

Theft is classified based on the seriousness of the crime. In Florida, crimes are classified as misdemeanors or felonies. A theft charge may fall under either classification based on the value of the stolen property and the circumstances of the theft.

How can a theft lawyer fight theft charges?

There are several possible defenses against theft charges. These include proving that the defendant:

  • Was not aware that the property they accessed was someone else’s property

  • Had no intention of stealing

  • Thought that they were the rightful owner of the property

  • Had planned to return the property

  • Planned on paying the owner

  • Was misidentified by eyewitnesses

An experienced attorney will work to build a strong defense on your behalf. They will identify weaknesses in the prosecution’s case and strive to get your charges dropped or reduced.