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Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney - Jenkins Law Theft Crimes


Florida Statute 812 lists the various offenses that are considered a theft crime. Varying from more minor offenses, such as shoplifting, to more severe ones, such as grand theft, these criminal charges can dramatically affect a person’s life if he or she is convicted of a theft crime. As such, when facing any offense related to theft and the possible repercussions that accompany a conviction of this crime, many people seek the help of a qualified legal professional like Jim Jenkins who can help them evaluate their theft crime defense options and protect their rights under the law.

Different Types of Theft Crimess

When creating a theft crime defense, understanding the specifics of the crime with which you are charged is critical, especially as theft crimes can vary considerably and include the following:

  • Embezzlement – theft by an employee from an employer or business.
  • Robbery – taking or attempting to take something of value by force or threat of force or by putting the a person in fear
  • Burglary – entering a person’s home without their consent in order to steal items.
  • Carjacking – stealing a motor vehicle.
  • Grand Theft – theft of items of higher value (over $300 typically)
  • Identity Theft – the unlawful use of another person’s identifying or personal information.

Having the support of an attorney who is well-versed in Theft Crimes and Criminal Law can craft a comprehensive theft defense for your charge is often invaluable as they might be better able to help you fight these charges and get the outcome you are seeking.