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Tampa Theft Crime Attorney

Many people think of theft as a minor crime. This is especially true when violence is not involved. The truth of the matter, however, is that theft or larceny can do grave damage to both the victims and to our economy at large. This is why such offenses can result in stiff penalties. Those that are convicted of theft may face incarceration, fines, restitution, and they will find themselves saddled with a criminal record. Such a conviction will also make it difficult to obtain employment, to find housing, or to gain a professional license. If you have been charged with such a crime then it is imperative that you contact an attorney immediately. Omar Abdelghany is a Tampa theft crime attorney handling such matters. Call our office today to schedule an initial consultation.

Criminal Defense Attorney Handling Theft Cases in Tampa

Theft may be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony in the state of Florida. The level of the charges will be based on the value of the property taken or the amount of money stolen. The classifications for this offense are as follows:

  • First Degree Grand Theft occurs when the property value was $100,000 or more and can result in up to 30 years in prison
  • Second Degree Grand Theft occurs when the property value was between $20,000 and $99,000 and can result in up to 15 years in prison
  • Third Degree Grand Theft charges will be brought when the property’s value was between $300 and $19,000 and this offense can result in up to 5 years in prison
  • First Degree Petit Theft involves property with a value between $100 and $299 and can result in up to one year in jail
  • Second Degree Petit Theft involves property value below $100 and can result in up to 60 days in jail

It is important to note that the prosecution may apply enhancements to these charges based on the circumstances of the crime, such as if an automobile was used or a firearm was stolen.

The case will begin with the defendant entering a “not guilty” plea at their arraignment. A trial date will be set. For misdemeanor cases trial will be set within 90 days. Felony matters will be set within 175 days. These types of cases often involve statements gained by the police in violation of a defendant’s Miranda rights as well as the unlawful gaining of information from a defendant’s smartphone, computer, or residence. Depending on the circumstances, this unlawful acquisition of evidence may lead to a dismissal of the charges. If the case cannot be dismissed then it is the prosecution’s burden to prove that a crime occurred as well as the value of the property. Litigating such matters involve several complicated issues and it is important to retain an experienced lawyer.

Omar Abdelghany is a Tampa criminal defense attorney handling theft and larceny cases. He will use your initial consultation to gain an understanding of your situation and to begin formulating a defense. He will quickly acquire all evidence which the prosecution is required to provide. If Omar believes that your rights were violated then he will file all appropriate Motions with the Court. Should a trial be necessary then our firm will retain the experts necessary to dispute the value of the property which was allegedly stolen. We will make sure that you are prepared for the trial process and that you know what to expect as the matter moves forward. Omar will protect your rights from beginning to end. Contact us today.

Omar also serves clients in Bradenton, Brandon, Clearwater, Lakeland, Largo, Palm Harbor, Sarasota, Spring Hill, St. Petersburg and Tampa.

Attorney Providing Quality Representation to Tampa Residents

The consequences associated with a theft charge can be dire. The last thing you should have to worry about is if you will be able to get in touch with your attorney. Omar will personally oversee every detail of your case from beginning to end. He will promptly return all phone calls and messages and see to it that you are provided with the highest levels of service. The attorney-client relationship is one to be safeguarded and Omar will do just that. Contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation.

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- Ted

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