Theft Enhancements – First Degree Felony
Fighting for Clients In Deland, Daytona Beach and Throughout Central Florida
If you have been arrested for a theft crime, it is important to know what you are being accused of. According to Florida Statutes, the crime of theft occurs when someone knowingly obtains or uses the property of another person, and has the intent to deprive that person of their property, or the benefit of that property.
With offices in Deland and Daytona Beach, we’ve represented clients throughout Central Florida for over 16 years.
There are many different charges you can face if you have committed a theft crime. If the value of the property stolen is high enough, you could be a facing a first-degree felony charge.
The conditions for a theft crime to be a first-degree felony as outline by Florida Statutes are as follows:
- The property stolen is valued at $100,000 or more, or is a semitrailer that was deployed by law enforcement
- The property stolen is cargo that is valued at $50,000 or more that has entered the stream of interstate commerce
- If the offender commits grand theft and:
- Uses a motor vehicle as an instrument in the crime, other than as a get away car
- In the course of committing the crime the offender causes damage to another persons property that exceeds $1,000
If you are found guilty of theft in the first degree, you need to be aware of the consequences you will be facing. You will face a maximum of up to 30 years in prison. You will also be expected to pay fines up to $100,000.00 Having a conviction of a first-degree felony is a life-altering situation that will affect you all aspects of your world. This is why it is crucial to have someone fighting for you. Attorney Matthew Thompson is an experienced attorney, who is dedicated to his clients and providing a defense for you. Attorney Matthew Thompson is experienced in handling theft cases, and is ready to advocate for you. Call us today at (386) 280-4977 to schedule your free consultation.
Client was texting a friend when her significant other tried to grab for her phone. When the client tried to pull away, the victim claimed that he was battered and the client was arrested and brought before DCF due a child being in the house. Attorney Matt Thompson wrote a letter to the State explaining the discrepancy in evidence and claimed that the client was in fact moving away from the victim and did not intentionally try to hit the victim. All charges against the client were dismissed.
Sale and Possession of Heroin
Defendant entered a treatment facility while case was pending. Attorney Thompson provided progress reports of all of her progress during her stay to show improvement. State agreed to amend all charges to simple possession and the Defendant was sentenced into Drug Court.
Aggravated Assault with a Firearm
Client was accused of shooting a shotgun over the head of two minors. Attorney Thompson did a public records request to discover that officers reported to the scene of the crime the night of the incident and spoke to the victims on the evening the alleged crime occurred and believed the victims to be intoxicated and unreliable. Attorney Thompson conducted depositions of the officers and ultimately all charges were reduced to a misdemeanor and no incarceration.
Grand Theft, Fleeing, Possession of a Fictitious Driver’s License
Attorney Matt Thompson, through depositions and litigation was able to show that officers did not act according to the warrant by picking up the client immediately upon sight. The charge of Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Law Enforcement, which carries a mandatory felony conviction, was dismissed by the State and the client was offered probation and no felony conviction.
Sexual Battery & Domestic Battery
Mr. Thompson took depositions of the victim showing that the victim was not truthful with police when she provided her statement as to what happened. Confronted victim with social media posts, bank records, and telephone records to show that she was not in the places that she stated she was during the time the alleged crime took place. Case 1 was dismissed and the Defendant pled to Case 2 and received two (2) years of prison and credit for fifteen (15) months in prison.
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