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Category: Theft/Property Crimes

Penalties for Grand Theft of an Emergency Medical Equipment

May 29, 2023 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Theft/Property Crimes

When a defendant is accused of stealing, the charge they will likely face is theft. Theft charges in Florida can be classified as petit or grand theft, depending on the value of the stolen item. If the stolen item was an emergency vehicle, grand theft charges become more severe. In a recent Florida case, a man is being charged with …

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What is Wire Fraud?

May 19, 2023 Criminal Defense, Theft/Property Crimes

Wire fraud is a serious offense that can be charged by both state and federal law. Wire fraud often falls under the jurisdiction of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and is often investigated and prosecuted by federal authorities. Depending on the amount which was allegedly defrauded, wire fraud penalties can include significant fines and imprisonment. This page will provide …

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Woman Drives Car at Ex-Boyfriend, Sets Car on Fire

April 27, 2023 Criminal Defense, Theft/Property Crimes, Violent Crimes

Breakups can be hard, but that does not give anyone the right to commit crimes against their ex. In a recent Florida case, a woman is now facing a series of criminal charges after allegedly driving into her ex’s driveway and damaging his car, before lighting her own car on fire. This article will provide case details, along with the …

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Auto Theft Ring Results in Over 50 Charges

April 24, 2023 Criminal Defense, Theft/Property Crimes

Conspiring to commit a crime can lead to harsh penalties, even if the crime was not carried out. In a recent Florida case, three people in Miami-Dade are facing nearly 60 criminal charges in relation to what police are referring to as an auto theft ring. This page will provide the case details, along with information pertaining to the charges …

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Miami Airport Employee Faces Grand Theft After $1.2M Cellphones Stolen

April 1, 2023 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Theft/Property Crimes

When a person commits a criminal offense at an airport, the penalties can be severe. In one recent Florida case, an employee with the airport is now facing grand theft charges after stealing over $1 million in cell phones. This page will provide the case details along with information on theft charges in Florida, and common criminal offenses in the …

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Counterfeit Warhol Paintings Result in White Collar Criminal Charges

February 27, 2023 Criminal Defense, Theft/Property Crimes

Selling a product that is not actually what it claims to be can result in serious criminal charges. In one recent South Florida case, an art distributor pleaded guilty to selling fake Andy Warhol paintings. This article will provide information on the case, along with details on the relative white-collar crime offenses in Florida. Case Details from South Florida Case …

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Illegal Content Resulting in Criminal Charges in Florida

February 16, 2023 Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes, Theft/Property Crimes

In Florida, downloading illegal content to a person’s computer can result in criminal charges. Illegal content may include child pornography, copyrighted material, or other types of illegal media. Even if the user had no idea how the content ended up on their device, they can still face criminal charges. In some cases, a computer virus can cause illegal content to …

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Monroe County Judge Dismisses 50 Counts from Illegal Lobster Harvesting Case

January 9, 2023 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Theft/Property Crimes

Fishing is a popular hobby in Florida, especially in the Keys. However, there are specific rules and regulations for harvesting lobster in Florida. If violated, a person can be fined, or potentially face criminal charges. A recent case in the Keys involves two men who were accused of setting up illegal lobster traps, along with other violations. One of the …

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Man Uses Grindr App to Kidnap and Rob Dates

January 5, 2023 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Theft/Property Crimes, Violent Crimes

The FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force is alleging that a Miami resident has been using the popular gay dating app, Grindr, to lure and rob men. After two different instances of carjacking, robbing, and kidnapping, investigators traced the crimes back and arrested the alleged offender. This article will provide the case’s details along with information on the various criminal charges …

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