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Theft, Fraud and Shoplifting Questions
Criminal Law in Orlando and throughout Central Florida
What crimes are considered theft and fraud in Orlando, Florida?
Several situations may cause you to face theft and fraud charges in Florida, including:
- Bank fraud
- Car theft
- Identity theft
- Writing bad checks
- Insurance or healthcare fraud
- Petit Theft
What happens if I am charged with fraud?
Fraud crimes vary greatly. Some fraud carries more severe sentencing than other types of fraud. Like other forms of theft, fraud penalties include jail time, fines, restitution, driver’s license suspension and probation. At the Orlando, Florida area Umansky Law Firm, our criminal defense attorneys will find the best way to minimize the penalties against you.
What are the consequences of shoplifting?
The consequences of shoplifting will depend on the situation, specifically the value of the goods stolen, your criminal history and who the goods were stolen from.
Possible consequences of a shoplifting conviction include:
- Misdemeanor charge
- Felony charge for grand theft
- Suspended driver’s license
- Jail time
- Community service
Generally, you will face felony charges if the value of the goods exceeds $300 or if you have previous shoplifting offenses. In addition to criminal penalties, your reputation and career may suffer.
What shops are commonly stolen from in central Florida?
Many different types of shops are stolen from, including:
- Saks Fifth Avenue
- Ross Dress for Less
- Neiman Marcus
- Abercrombie & Fitch
Are there alternatives to shoplifting penalties?
In some cases, you may be able to have the shoplifting conviction reduced if you participate in certain programs, including:
- Pretrial diversion
- Community service
- Paying for the stolen goods
- Drug or alcohol rehab
- Pretrial intervention
The Orlando theft attorneys at Umansky Law Firm have the experience necessary to fight for an alternative sentencing for your shoplifting conviction.
Why should I choose the Umansky Law Firm for my theft case?
In addition to experienced and informed representation with a history of success, our criminal defense attorneys offer you compassion and understanding. Theft and fraud crimes are often mistakes, and being charged with these crimes does not make you a career criminal. Our attorneys will help you set things straight by fighting for the best resolution to your case.
Anyone can find themselves in the middle of a criminal situation. Theft and fraud can damage your reputation and compromise your job. If you have been charged with theft or fraud, please contact the experienced Orlando, Florida criminal defense attorneys at Umansky Law Firm to schedule a free consultation.