Orlando Theft & Property Crimes Attorney

Whitney S. Boan Protecting Your Right

Appropriating something that is owned by another, or being found trespassing are crimes that are not to be taken lightly in the State of Florida. While they can be classified as two separate categories, theft and property crimes both carry severe punishments, and with that a stain on your permanent record. It’s important to know that property crime is the lesser of the two charges, as theft often occurs while being in an area where you are legally not allowed to be, and thus it carries larger criminal charges.

Are you facing charges for either of these crimes, and don’t know what your next step is? Contacting an experienced defense attorney like Whitney S. Boan can mean the difference between years in jail or having a clean record for your future. She has a very good understanding of the intricacies of the crimes in Florida, and has dealt with a great number of similar cases which allows her to bring that experience to your aid. Before you call, there are some important things that may pertain to your case which help in your consultation.

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What Does the State of Florida Say About Theft?

According to recent crime statistics, there have been over 575,000 individuals in our state alone that have committed some form of theft. Over 400,000 of these were committed without being found having trespassed, which means that they were done without the knowledge of the victim. The state defines theft as “when an individual knowingly obtains or uses the property of another with the intent either to temporarily or permanently deprive the owner of the right to or benefit of the property.” While the definition of this is rather clear, there is a difference when we probe deeper into the types of theft that may occur.

Burglary:

Many people mistakenly use burglary and robbery interchangeably, but the differences are very specific. If you’re found having entered a home unlawfully, but did not cause any property damage or take anything, then you are found having burglarized the home. This is traditionally a much lesser charge than the other.

Robbery:

Unlike the other, the integral element to robbery is that an item was taken from the home or business, or a piece of property was damaged in the process. The vast majority of theft and property cases fall under the umbrella of robbery, and while there are varying degrees of this crime, they are all considered to be highly punishable by the court of law.

These are only two very succinct descriptions of these crimes, and there are many technicalities that must be thought of when defending your case. When you are challenged in court, your case is under extreme scrutiny. Working with a professional and dedicated lawyer is essential. So whether you have basic questions about your case, or want to start building a strong defense, get in touch with the law offices of Whitney S. Boan, P.A. The quicker you call, the longer we can help you build your case.

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