A charge of petit theft will either be a misdemeanor in the first degree (M1) or a misdemeanor in the second degree (M2).
In the state of Florida, stealing anything can be a crime. Our attorneys have handled cases where it was a pack of gum that was stolen. It may be hard to believe that stealing a pack of gum can result in jail time, but the reality is that the act of stealing is taking very seriously by our criminal justice system. Having an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side is the first step in trying to obtain a favorable resolution to your case.
A person who is caught stealing can be charged with one of several different theft crimes. Petit theft, robbery, and burglary are the most common charges that a person caught stealing faces. These charges range from second degree misdemeanors all the way up to first degree felonies. If you are charged with one of these crimes, it is important to understand the differences between them and the consequences of each one.
Regardless of the charge, you should always contact a Jordan Law criminal defense lawyer.
To see what defenses apply to your case, give us a call today at (407)906-JLAW (5529), because remember, the best defense is a good offense!