Jacksonville Theft Crime Lawyer
Defending Clients Accused Of Theft Crimes in Duval County
Theft crimes can range widely in terms of severity and penalties attached. No matter what type of theft charge you face, however, make no mistake: You need a good criminal defense lawyer on your side. Our attorneys are here to fight aggressively on your behalf in order to accomplish the results you deserve. The Law Offices of Kate Mesic, P.A., is experienced, dedicated, and knowledgeable. We provide strategic advocacy for clients who have been accused of criminal activity. The sooner you call our office, the better our theft crimes attorneys in Jacksonville can prepare to defend you.
Types Of Theft Crimes in Florida
Nothing matters more than experience. As a criminal lawyer in Jacksonville, FL, Kate Mesic has been advocating for the accused for over 10 years. Her former experience as a prosecutor means she has seen both sides of the criminal justice system and is able to give her clients the benefit of true insider experience and a thorough understanding of how these theft crimes are prosecuted.
Examples of Florida theft crimes include:
What is The Penalty for Theft in Florida?
In the state of Florida, theft crimes can carry severe penalties. Depending on the particular circumstances, an individual convicted of theft could face imprisonment and/or fines. The severity of the penalties will be dependent on the value or type of property that was stolen and whether or not any weapons were used in the undertaking of the crime. If the use of force or other weaponry was employed during the time of the crime, it could result in harsher penalties that can include mandatory minimum sentences and enhanced fines. A conviction for theft-related crimes will also have long-term consequences, such as obtaining employment or housing due to felony record checks.
Defenses to Theft Crime Charges
Being charged with a crime doesn’t mean you are guilty, and it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t fight. You need to know your rights. Our theft crimes attorney can sit down with you and go over your case. Possible defenses include a “good faith” belief in ownership, consent given by the owner, and involuntary intoxication.
Contact The Law Offices of Kate Mesic, P.A., today to get started with our Jacksonville theft crimes lawyer.
“I found Kate through a friend who had used her in the past. As the alleged "victim" of a criminal case, she took my requests very seriously and helped ensure I got the outcome I wanted vs. what the state wanted to happen. She understood my concerns and protected me in the court from being asked any questions. She had everything dismissed and resolved in less than a week. I am extremely happy with the outcome and will always recommend her to people.”