According to Florida Statute Section 812.014, a theft occurs when a criminal defendant does the following:

  1. knowingly and unlawfully obtains, uses, or endeavors to obtain or use the alleged victim’s property, and
  2. has the intent to:
    1. deprive the victim of the property or benefit from it or
    2. appropriate the property for his own use or another person’s use that is not entitled to it.

In Jacksonville, Florida, theft can be a misdemeanor or a felony.  Florida Grand Theft occurs when the value of the property is worth more than $300.  Grand Theft is a felony in Jacksonville, Florida.  Florida Petit Theft occurs when the property is worth $300 or less.  Petit Theft is a misdemeanor in Jacksonville, Florida.

If you are charged with a theft crime in Jacksonville, Florida or the surrounding areas, contact a Jacksonville Florida Theft Attorney.  A Jacksonville Florida Theft Lawyer will look out for your best interests and fight for you.