Florida Shoplifting Laws & Penalties

The penalties for shoplifting will depend on the value of the goods stolen:

  • If the value of the stolen merchandise was less than $100, the defendant will be charged with second degree petit theft, which is punishable by 60 days in jail.

  • Stealing merchandise that is valued between $100 and $300 is petit theft in the first degree and is punishable by 364 days in county jail.

  • If the value of the stolen merchandise is more than $300 but less than $20,000, the defendant will be charged with third degree grand theft, a felony offense that can be punished with up to 5 years in state prison.

Having any type of criminal conviction on your record, even a shoplifting conviction, can have a negative effect on your future. Not only will you be sentenced to jail or prison, but you could also face probation, community service, fines, and restitution to the victim. Not to mention the damage that will be done to your reputation. For this reason, it is imperative that you get an aggressive attorney on your side to protect your legal rights.

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When faced with such charges, you can trust your case to Thomas & Paulk. With more than a decade of experience, we feel secure in our abilities to provide you with the aggressive defense you need to address your charges. Furthermore, we know the value of dedication and personal service, and make sure all of our clients have access to us.

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