Felony Grand Theft / Burglary Defense Attorney
While similar in nature, grand theft vs burglary are two completely separate crimes based upon the circumstances of the crime.
A burglary occurs when an individual enters a home, business, or other privately owned structure with the intent to commit an offense therein. In the State of Florida, it is a very serious felony. Depending upon the circumstances of the burglary, if convicted, you may be sentenced to a prison term ranging from a few years up to a life sentence.
Grand Theft Charges:
Grand Theft, unlike burglary, does not have to involve entering into a home or establishment. Grand theft occurs when an individual knowingly and intentionally obtains or uses a property of another without the victim’s consent or knowledge of a value over $300.000. Theft may also be the act of depriving the victim of the right to the property or the ability to benefit from the property. Grand theft is considered to be a third-degree felony and may be punishable for up to 5 years in prison.
As your lawyer we will:
- Negotiate to have your charges dropped or dismissed
- Negotiate to have your charges reduced
- Negotiate for a diversion program (when available)
- Negotiate for probation instead of jail or prison time
- When a trial is unavoidable, we will aggressively defend your legal rights
If you or a loved one has been accused of grand theft or burglary, we urge you to be proactive in ensuring your legal rights are protected by contacting an experienced Orlando grand theft/burglary defense attorney at Cohen Law Group as soon as possible.
Depending on your criminal history, and any additional charges you may be facing, the penalties for a grand theft/burglary crime conviction may include:
- Varying terms of jail time or imprisonment
- Hefty monitory fines
- Lengthy terms of probation
- Potential forfeiture of property and assets
- Potential forfeiture of specific basic civil rights
- Community service
- In crimes involving injuries or property damage, legal standing for a civil suit
When accused of grand theft or burglary, you should never take your legal rights lightly. Your rights are a privilege, and our firm considers it an honor to protect those rights by providing professional legal service you can trust and depend upon.
Contact experienced Tampa-based grand theft/burglary attorneys at McLean/Mitchell Criminal Defense to schedule a confidential legal consultation regarding your grand theft or burglary defense legal needs.