Even petty theft crimes can have significant repercussions if you are convicted. By pleading guilty to such a crime or losing at trial, you may be subjecting yourself to criminal as well as civil penalties. In addition, theft offenses are considered crimes of dishonesty, which can effect future employment, security clearances, and your ability to be considered a credible witness at trial.
Depending on the amount of the theft, these crimes can be charged as misdemeanors or felonies. A skillful Florida Criminal Defense Attorney can help you avoid a conviction for theft by negotiating with the prosecutor on your behalf or defending you at trial.