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Gainesville Theft Crimes Lawyer

Experienced Defense Burglary, Robbery, & Other Theft Charges in Alachua County

Being accused of committing any type of theft crime can have a serious impact on your future. At the Law Offices of Edwards & Jones, we offer aggressive defense strategies for those facing criminal charges. If you are dealing with theft accusations, it's crucial to act swiftly to secure legal representation. Our team is experienced in handling cases for first-time offenders, potentially avoiding a conviction through deferred adjudication. For juvenile cases, we provide knowledgeable representation tailored to the juvenile justice system.

Accused of theft? Contact Edwards & Jones at (352) 329-3632 or reach out online for a free consultation with a skilled Gainesville theft defense lawyer.

Common Types of Theft

The crime of theft involves taking someone else’s property with the intent to deprive them of it, either temporarily or permanently. Our legal team defends against various theft allegations, including:

  • Shoplifting
  • Possession of stolen goods
  • Embezzlement
  • Petty theft or larceny
  • Armed robbery
  • Grand larceny
  • Home burglaries
  • Auto theft
  • Breaking and entering
  • Receiving stolen property

What is Robbery?

Florida Statute 812.13(1) defines robbery as the intentional and unlawful taking of money or property from another person through threats, force, assault, or violence. This serious second-degree felony carries penalties of up to 15 years in prison and fines reaching $10,000.

What is Burglary?

Burglary occurs when an individual unlawfully enters or remains in a structure with the intent to commit an offense inside. It escalates to a first-degree felony if the accused:

  • Commits assault
  • Is or becomes armed
  • Causes property damage over $1,000

Contact Our Theft Crimes Attorney in Gainesville Today

Allegations of robbery, burglary, or theft can have lasting impacts due to background checks by employers and creditors. A strong defense often requires a creative and thorough approach to achieve a dismissal or charge reduction. Don't delay in defending your rights, whether you're under investigation or already charged. Secure the representation of a dedicated theft defense attorney in Gainesville.

Ready to defend your rights? Get in touch with the Law Offices of Edwards & Jones and start building your defense with our experienced theft crimes attorney in Gainesville.

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