Florida’s Theft Laws: Petit vs. Grand Theft Explained

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Hey there! Let’s break down how theft works in Florida, super simple style. In Florida, when someone steals something, it can be either “petit theft” or “grand theft.” It all depends on how much what they stole is worth. But hey, these rules might change, so always check for the latest info or chat with a legal expert for the freshest details. Here’s the gist as of January 2022:

  • Petit Theft: This is when the stuff stolen is worth less than $750. It’s considered a lesser crime, kind of like a misdemeanor.
  • Grand Theft: Now this one’s more serious. If what’s stolen is worth $750 or more, it counts as grand theft. And it gets more complicated:
  • First-Degree Grand Theft: We’re talking big bucks here – stealing stuff worth $100,000 or more.
  • Second-Degree Grand Theft: This is for items worth between $20,000 and $100,000.
  • Third-Degree Grand Theft: For items valued between $750 and $20,000.

The higher the value, the more serious the crime. But remember, these numbers can change. Plus, things like your past run-ins with the law might affect what kind of trouble you’re in for theft. Always best to get the latest scoop from the Florida laws or a legal pro!

Attorney Laura Sterling

Attorney Laura Sterling

Attorney Laura Sterling is a highly accomplished legal professional with a unique background in social work. Miss Sterling's academic credentials include a Bachelor's Degree and a Master's Degree in Social Work, as well as licenses as a Clinical Social Worker and attorney in Florida.

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