Appellate Attorney | Helping Trial Attorneys Succeed
Email: | Phone: (407) 647-7887
Appellate Attorney | Helping Trial Attorneys Succeed
Email: | Phone: (407) 647-7887

(407) 647-7887

500 S. Australian Avenue, Suite 600
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
201 E. Pine Street, Suite 445
Orlando, FL 32801

Theft Offense Appeals

West Palm Beach theft offense appeals attorney

If you were charged with a theft offense, you may have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony crime. Theft offenses range from petty theft to grand theft, depending on the value of the item or items. Stealing a firearm or a motor vehicle is usually grounds for felony charges that can have a lasting impact on your ability to hold certain types of jobs, and your eligibility for employment in general. By mounting a successful appeal against these convictions, you can potentially enjoy a greater degree of flexibility, and increased employment opportunities in the future.

What Are Theft Offenses?

In the state of Florida, petit theft, or petty theft as it is more commonly known, is charged when the amount stolen is less than $300. These charges are misdemeanors and may result in jail time, probation, fines and restitution or mandatory community service upon conviction. Felony theft offenses include fraud, burglary, robbery and other unlawful taking of property worth $300 or more. Theft of a firearm, a motor vehicle, a fire extinguisher, a traffic stop sign or of controlled substances of any dollar value can also be charged as felony theft in the Florida court system.

Defenses Against Theft Charges

To be convicted of grand theft in Florida, the prosecution must demonstrate the actual commission of the act, as well as the intent to steal. If you honestly believed the property belonged to you, for example, that may be a defense against grand theft charges in court. Likewise, if you believed you had the owner’s consent to take the property in question, that may be a defense in a court of law. If you were under duress, this too may defeat the charge. Your defense attorney’s failure to pursue any of these defenses may be grounds for a successful appeal of your conviction.  However, these are not the only possible grounds for an appeal.  There are numerous possible grounds for appeal.  On appeal, you are no longer the defendant.  On appeal you play offense.  Mr. Walker will review the actions of the police, the prosecutor, the judge, and the defense attorney, and determine whether they violated any of your rights in investigating, prosecuting, adjudicating, or defending your case.

As a leading appellate attorney, Mr. Walker can provide you with effective representation in your theft offense appeal. His many years of experience can help you to achieve the best possible outcome for your theft offense appeal. If you need aggressive representation for your appeal, call 561-714-9086 today to speak with Mr. Walker.