Theft & Property Crimes

The definition of burglary

A lot of people in Florida don’t understand the charge of burglary and get it confused with other property crimes like theft and robbery. While burglary may include breaking and entering and theft, not all theft is considered burglary and not all breaking and entering...

2 types of theft in Florida

Florida defines theft as the taking or using of someone else’s property. The law further states a person committing this crime may appropriate the property for his or her use or for another person not allowed to use the property.  Petit Theft Known as petty theft in...

A unique Florida theft case

A misappropriated bicycle, stolen valuables from a safe: These are relatively concrete events. All theft cases require caution and attention to detail for those accused, but some are relatively straightforward.  Others are more complex. For example, allegations of...

Is Theft a Felony in Florida?

The laws that determine whether stealing something is considered a felony or a less severe crime typically hinge on the value of the property stolen, and differ from state to state. Florida has some of the strictest laws out of any state. If you are caught stealing...

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