Theft Charge Defense Lawyers | Protecting Your Rights And Reputation

Theft-related crimes can destroy your reputation. Their impact on your life can be just as harsh and far-reaching as certain violent crimes. A conviction will turn up on background checks, making it difficult to get a job or hold positions of trust. The stigma of dishonesty could follow you for the rest of your life.

If you are facing misdemeanor or felony theft charges, contact us at MSPerryLaw, a criminal defense firm in Sarasota. We can help you piece together a strong defensive strategy for resolving your case with minimal impact on your reputation and future.

How We're Different

As former prosecutors, several of our theft charge defense lawyers offer insight into handling property crimes from both sides of the courtroom. This unique strength sets us apart from many other defense firms.

How We Can Help

Our legal team handles all types of property crimes. Common charges in Florida include:

  • Shoplifting, which can be a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the amount of property involved
  • Robbery, which is theft involving force, threats or pickpocketing
  • Identity theft, including credit card and check fraud

Taking a detailed approach to your case, we will leverage every opportunity for mounting a defense, analyzing key issues such as:

  • Consent — did the owner allow you to take or use the property?
  • Intent — can the state prove you had the necessary intent to steal?
  • Mistake — similar to intent, can the state prove you knew the property did not belong to you?
  • Mistaken identity — can the state prove that you committed the theft, and not somebody else?

These are just a few examples of possible defenses. Contact our attorneys for in-depth advice about potential strengths in your case.

To get started with a free consultation, call 941-365-4000. We are available 24/7 to help you when you need it the most.