Theft/Robbery/Burglary Lawyers in Vero Beach
Attorneys Serving Indian River/ St. Lucie/ Brevard/ Martin and Okeechobee counties
Theft crimes are considered crimes of moral turpitude. This means they are amongst the worst kind of charges to have in your criminal history background. Employers look at these records especially harsh and many times are thinking, “Why should I hire this person and be the next theft victim.” The law firm of Green & Metcalf has over half a century of trial experience in this area of the law. Andrew Metcalf who leads the criminal defense team, makes sure prospective clients understand the seriousness of even the lowest level theft crime and works hard to ensure the criminal history record can be sealed when it is all over.
What Is Theft, Robbery, and Burglary Under Florida Law?
Theft, robbery, and burglary may seem like interchangeable terms, but Florida law defines them as three distinct offenses.
Theft can be described as when a person takes someone else's money or property with the intention of benefiting from it. Some examples of this crime are:
- Petit Theft/ Grand Theft
- Fraud/ Organized Fraud
- Worthless check/ Uttering a Forged Instrument
The charges for theft can range from a misdemeanor to a felony, depending upon the amount of money taken or the value of the goods stolen.
Robbery is defined as forcefully taking someone else’s money or property. This crime is direct and usually involves the threat of violence. The charges range from first degree to second-degree felony. If a deadly weapon was used in the commission of the crime, then the robbery is considered a first-degree felony.
Burglary refers to wrongfully entering someone’s home with the intention of committing a crime and that crime does not have to be theft. Most charges for burglary are either a second-degree felony or a third-degree felony. However, if a defendant becomes armed while committing a burglary it is a felony punishable by up to life in prison.
Andrew B. Metcalf
“Theft, robbery, and burglary are all serious crimes that carry severe charges and penalties. Robbery and burglary, in particular, can lead to a felony conviction. Having a criminal record is not something you want to gamble with, especially when it comes to felonies and/or crimes of moral turpitude. That's why you need an attorney that has many years of experience defending people who have been arrested for theft, robbery, or burglary. Our attorneys have helped people just like you who were facing very serious charges. So, if you need assistance from an attorney who can provide aggressive representation in Vero Beach, please call us.”
Get an Aggressive Defense With Green & Metcalf - Attorneys at Law
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- Past President of the Indian River County Bar Association
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