South FloridaTheft Attorney
Experienced Theft Crime Defense in South Florida
If you have been hit with a theft charge, it is important to know that you have rights. It is just as important to know how to protect those rights in a court of law. Conviction can have serious consequences—both for your life now and for years to come.
At Frank Schwartz, P.A., our South Florida theft attorney is committed to defending clients in state and Federal courts. Backed by our lead attorney’s time as a former prosecutor, we offer well-rounded, aggressive representation. We will fight to unravel the prosecution’s case against you, highlighting its weak spots and uncovering any injustices. We’ve done just that in well over 100 criminal trials.
Why Choose Our Theft Defense Team?
Being charged with a crime can be stressful, disorienting, and confusing. Worse, it can feel like you’re fighting a losing battle. Frank Schwartz, P.A. will work to give you a strong fighting chance. When you hire us, you’ll have a dedicated South Florida theft lawyer in your corner.
Our team will build a strong defense strategy tailored to your needs. Known for always putting our clients first, we work toward the best possible solution for every case.
Take one of our past case results for example, Case #FXX-1702XX. This was an armed heist case in which our client faced life behind bars. After some tough negotiation with the prosecution, we were able to have all costs against our clients dropped.
No matter how high the stakes, we will put in our all to defend you.
Common Types of Theft Crimes
What is Petty Theft?
Also known as “petit theft,” petty theft is often considered a minor charge, as it is usually associated with light shoplifting. But it can bring serious penalties based on the value of the stolen goods.
There are three degrees of petty theft charges in Florida:
Petty theft of the first degree
Petty theft of the second degree
Petty theft of the third degree
Skilled Defense Against South Florida Theft Charges
Here at Frank Schwartz, P.A., we’ve seen it all before, and we know how to defend against a variety of theft offenses.
For example, you may have had permission to take the very product you’ve been accused of stealing. Or you may have even been charged with stealing your own property.
No two theft charges are exactly alike, but we can work hard to make sure that your civil liberties are protected. We’ll fight tirelessly to get your charges reduced, dropped, or dismissed. We service clients facing theft crime charges throughout South Florida including Broward County.
Give us a call at (305) 379-5661 to speak with a South Florida theft attorney. Se habla español!
What is Grand Theft?
Grand theft is a felony offense in which the value of the stolen goods is more than $750. That means even shoplifting (felony shoplifting) may fall into this category.
The state classifies grand theft into three degrees. The value and the type of the stolen goods/property—such as whether it was a firearm, motor vehicle, farm animal, or even a citrus fruit—will be considered.
Florida Theft Penalties
Attorney & Founder
Frank Schwartz is a South Florida attorney who concentrates his legal practice in the area of criminal defense. Mr. Schwartz is proud to have established a highly successful and effective criminal defense trial practice in South Florida.