Florida Shoplifting Laws & Penalties

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

  • Stealing merchandise that is valued at less than $100 is second-degree petit theft, punishable by 60 days in jail.

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

  • Stealing merchandise that is valued at more than $300 but less than $20,000, is 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 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 make sure all of our clients have access to us.

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