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Category: Theft/Property Crimes

Teens Arrested for Armed Carjacking and Sexual Battery

September 21, 2022 Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes, Theft/Property Crimes

Florida severely punishes defendants who have committed or attempted to crimes while using a firearm. Florida Statute Section 790.07 explains that when a person displays, uses, threatens, or attempts to use a weapon or holds a concealed weapon is guilty of a felony in the third-degree. Florida’s 10-20-life rule can also apply during the commission of specific felonies. Florida’s 10-20-life …

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What is Grand Theft of a Controlled Substance?

September 10, 2022 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges, Theft/Property Crimes

When someone is accused of stealing an item or property belonging to someone else, it is considered a theft crime. In Florida, theft crimes can range from petit theft to grand theft, depending on the value of the stolen property. Theft penalties are more severe for high-value stolen property. Under Florida law, it is against the law to steal any …

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Arrest Made in Historic Ice Cream Shop Arson Case

September 8, 2022 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Theft/Property Crimes

I scream, you scream, we all scream for more knowledge on the arson statute in Florida! Arson charges are often complex and taken very seriously in the state of Florida. Whether the incident happened with purpose or resulted from boredom, damaging a dwelling or structure from fire or an explosion can lead to an arson charge. A recent case in …

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Is Graffiti Legal in Florida?

September 8, 2022 Criminal Defense, Theft/Property Crimes

Graffiti is a form of art that is usually tied to societal or political messaging and shown in public places like on the sides of buildings, under bridges, on walls, or inside abandoned structures. The term graffiti originates as a reference to ancient inscriptions on the walls of ancient structures and ruins. The graffiti in these times consisted of words …

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Two Plead Guilty in Stolen Diary Case

September 3, 2022 Theft/Property Crimes

Two people have pled guilty in a case involving the scheme to peddle President Joe Biden’s daughter’s personal belongings. The two defendants sold the stolen property to conservative activist group Project Veritas for $40,000. We will explain the details of the case, along with information on possession of stolen property charges in Florida. What was the Incident? According to the …

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Convenience Store Clerk Arrested for Shooting at Customer he Accused of Stealing Candy

September 3, 2022 Criminal Defense, Theft/Property Crimes, Violent Crimes

Stealing is a crime, but so is shooting at the person who you believe to be stealing. In a recent case, a store clerk accused a shopper of shoplifting, but instead of calling the police to report the theft, he took matters into his own hands and shot at the victim. Now the store employee is facing criminal charges for …

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Apple AirTag Leads to Grand Theft Charge

August 18, 2022 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Theft/Property Crimes

One of Apple’s newest accessories has helped police find the person responsible for stealing over $16,000 worth of luggage. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has released a statement regarding the arrest, and how they worked together with the airport to cross-reference employees who lived in the area where the victim’s Apple AirTag was last marked on a GPS tracker. We …

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Florida Teens Break into $8 Million Mansion

July 31, 2022 Criminal Defense, Theft/Property Crimes

A “Project-X” level party broke out in a million-dollar mansion in Watercolor, Florida. The party was the result of a break-in and burglary, where over 250 teens swarmed into the empty house and ransacked the place. Not only did they post proof of themselves drinking, partying, and boxing in the house, but there are also multiple items that were stolen …

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How Does Florida Define Burglary of Conveyance?

July 22, 2022 Criminal Defense, Theft/Property Crimes

There are different variations when it comes to burglary or theft crimes in Florida. One specific type of theft crime is referred to as burglary of a conveyance, or an “auto burglary.” To be arrested and charged with this type of crime, prosecutors must be able to prove that you have trespassed into a vehicle, and with the intention to …

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