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Category: Theft/Property Crimes

Nike Shoes Lead to Conviction of Armed Robbery

May 25, 2022 Criminal Defense, Theft/Property Crimes, Violent Crimes

Dealing with a robbery is a scary situation. The person robbed may lose their money, property, and feel a loss of safety. Robbery charges are taken very seriously in Florida, especially when there is a weapon involved. A person accused of armed robbery can face expensive fines and long-term imprisonment if convicted. An armed robbery case from 2019 has just …

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Joyriding to Grand Theft Auto – What Your Teen Should Be Aware Of

April 18, 2022 Criminal Defense, Juvenile Offenses, Theft/Property Crimes

When we think of teenagers, one thing that often comes to mind is that they tend to make mistakes. It makes sense—their brains aren’t fully developed yet, their bodies and minds are still developing, and the social stigma of looking “cool” to friends can often lead to some bad decisions. Young adults lack impulse control due to the fact that …

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Missing Work Leads to Grand Theft – Delray Beach Police Officer Arrested

April 14, 2022 Criminal Defense, Theft/Property Crimes

Lying to your work is never a good idea. This is especially true if it ends up with you landing behind bars. For one Florida police officer, she is now facing the consequences for lying to her department—and facing charges for grand theft. Jacaria Stringer, 25, is currently an officer with the Delray Beach Police Department. Stringer informed her department …

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When Can a Store Owner Detain You for Shoplifting?

February 28, 2022 Criminal Defense, Theft/Property Crimes

Most shoplifting cases do not start with the police detaining and arresting an individual. Usually, a store owner or employee will detain the offender until the police arrive on the scene. To read more about retail theft, visit our blog post here. This may seem like a violation of the offender’s civil liberties, but under Florida’s retail theft statute, it …

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Florida Man’s Search for Vehicle Ends with Multiple Criminal Charges

February 16, 2022 Theft/Property Crimes

Dude, Where’s My Car? Florida Man’s Search for Vehicle Ends with Multiple Criminal Charges Sometimes a night out can lead to a rough morning—and potentially, memory loss. Whether it be how you got home, where you put your keys, or even where your vehicle is, many details about the wild night before can be gone with the wind. For one …

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Court Clerk Accused of Pocketing over $100,000 in Divorce Filing Fees

December 23, 2021 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Theft/Property Crimes

Miami-Dade Court Clerk Accused of Stealing over $100,000 in Divorce Filing Fees Going through a divorce can be an extremely traumatic experience. On top of all the emotions and stress of ending a marriage, there are also legal aspects that need to be taken care of. When a couple files for divorce, there is certain paperwork that must be completed …

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What is the Difference between Grand and Petit Theft in Florida?

December 14, 2020 Theft/Property Crimes

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Theft crimes often carry significant penalties under Florida law. These crimes are charged either as petit theft (petty theft) and grand theft.  The main differentiation is the amount of property that is taken. Petit theft is very often charged in shoplifting cases, due to the lower dollar amount. Shoplifting can also fall under grand theft though; the only key factor …

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Does Leon County Need More Gun Control?

July 26, 2016 Theft/Property Crimes, Violent Crimes

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Teen Nightclub Shooting Reignites Debate Over Gun Control in Florida In the wake of two children being killed and 19 others being wounded by gunshots early Monday morning at Club Blue nightclub in Ft. Myers, Florida, gun-control activists are seeking stricter gun laws to be put in place to prevent tragedies like this from reoccurring. Advocates of stricter gun control …

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Tallahassee One of the Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities in the U.S.?

October 17, 2011 Theft/Property Crimes, Violent Crimes

Forbes recently unveiled its list of this year’s top dangerous American cities. Many Tallahassee residents were shocked to find their city on the list, much less in the number eight position. Other cities flagged as dangerous by the closely-read Forbes lists include Memphis, Tennessee; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Flint, Michigan. When asked to explain its rationale for Tallahassee’s appearance on …

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