Whether it is considered a
felony or misdemeanor, a property crime charge comes
with very serious penalties. A conviction such as this
may follow you for many years hindering you from
applying for a jobs or voting in elections. If you have
been charged with a property crime, contact an
experience attorney as soon as possible. Our team is
ready to handle all facets of your case and to
aggressively defend you in a criminal trial.
What Is a Property Crime?
A property crime comes in many forms, which include:
- Burglary – Burglary
is defined as the unlawful entering of a vehicle or
building with an intent to steal property.
- Employee Theft –
Employee theft is defined as the taking of money or
property from an employer.
- Grand Theft Auto –
Grand theft auto is defined as the stealing of a
vehicle belonging to another person.
- Theft – Theft may be
defined as the stealing of electricity, Internet, or
television service in addition to valuables or
- Trespassing –
Trespassing is defined as the entering of another
person’s property without his or her consent.
- Possession of Stolen
Property – Possession is defined as buying or
acquiring goods that you are aware have been taken
- Identity Theft –
Identity theft is defined as stealing another’s
personal information to acquire goods or valuables.
There are several property crimes that are prosecuted as
a felony. Although the severity of punishment may vary,
it is important to understand what is considered a
felony in the state of Florida. For example, the
following crimes are considered felonies: stealing a
fire extinguisher, burglary, removing construction
signs, and arson. A skilled attorney can help you review
your case and discuss your options and rights with you.
Federal Property Crimes
Any crime is that is committed on federal or government
property is considered a federal offense. These types of
cases are more involved because the defendant could be
charged in state and federal levels for the same
offense. Double jeopardy, or being tried for the same
offense twice, is not considered because the federal
property crime is an entity of itself and the state can
bring its own charge. Having a respected, dedicated
attorney at your side will be your best defense in both
courts. The earlier you get started on your case, the
better your defense will be in the end. Do not hesitate
to contact one of our aggressive attorneys today.