Grand Theft Attorney

Grand Theft Defense

Grand theft is a felony offense, with penalties that may include prison, probation, fines, restitution, and a permanent criminal record. Hiring an experienced and aggressive grand theft lawyer is essential. We have defended hundreds of grand theft cases. Once hired, we will:

  1. Collect and review all written reports & video evidence in your case;
  2. Identify all possible defenses;
  3. Qualify you for a pretrial diversion program;
  4. Start negotiating with the prosecutor for a dismissal or reduced charges, and
  5. Do whatever is necessary to avoid a criminal conviction.

Individual Attention to Your Grand Theft Case

Bryce Fetter will personally handle all aspects of your grand theft case. You will be able to contact Bryce Fetter by phone, text or email at anytime with questions about your case. Your case will never be handed to a less experienced attorney as Bryce Fetter is the only attorney that will meet with you, return your phone calls or attend court with you throughout your entire case. Your grand theft case will get Bryce Fetter’s full attention.

Pretrial Diversion

Pretrial Diversion (PTD), is an option for some grand theft cases. The appropriate felony grand theft diversion program, terms and conditions vary by county.  Pretrial diversion is a voluntary program administered by the State Attorney’s Office on a case-by-case basis.  Grand theft pretrial diversion approval depends on the facts of the case, victim input and your prior criminal history.  Successful completion of diversion will result in all charges being completely dismissed.

Grand Theft Defenses

There are many defenses under Florida law available for an Orlando grand theft lawyer to apply to your grand theft case. Any Orange County grand theft charge can be defended by asserting one of the following legal defenses:

Lack of Intent

Intent is a required element of grand theft in Florida, outlining the notion the Defendant intended to deprive another person or entity of his or her rights to the property. Thus, if the defendant had a good faith belief that he or she owned the property, or at least had a possessory interest in the property including a joint ownership interest, this will serve as a complete defense.

Obtaining or Using for Lawful Purpose

It is a defense to grand theft that the Defendant lawfully used or took property belonging to another. Thus, if the Defendant had a legal right to take or dispose of the property, this too will serve as a defense to the charge.

Consent

A belief that the defendant had the consent of the owner to take the property will serve as a defense to a Florida charge of Grand Theft.

Call Bryce Fetter Today

We offer a free consultation so that we can learn about you, learn about your case and determine how we can help.

Orlando, Orange & Seminole County Grand Theft Defense

Under Florida law, grand theft is any intentional and unlawful taking of property valued at $300.00 or more. Grand theft is a felony offense, with penalties that may include prison, probation, fines, restitution, and a permanent criminal record. Hiring an experienced and aggressive grand theft lawyer is essential. We have defended hundreds of grand theft cases. Once hired, we will:

  1. Collect and review all written reports & video evidence in your case;
  2. Identify all possible defenses;
  3. Qualify you for a pretrial diversion program;
  4. Start negotiating with the prosecutor for a dismissal or reduced charges, and
  5. Do whatever is necessary to avoid a criminal conviction.

Individual Attention to Your Grand Theft Case

Bryce Fetter will personally handle all aspects of your grand theft case. You will be able to contact Bryce Fetter by phone, text or email at anytime with questions about your case. Your case will never be handed to a less experienced attorney as Bryce Fetter is the only attorney that will meet with you, return your phone calls or attend court with you throughout your entire case. Your grand theft case will get Bryce Fetter’s full attention.

Pretrial Diversion

Pretrial Diversion (PTD), is an option for some grand theft cases. The appropriate felony grand theft diversion program, terms and conditions vary by county.  Pretrial diversion is a voluntary program administered by the State Attorney’s Office on a case-by-case basis.  Grand theft pretrial diversion approval depends on the facts of the case, victim input and your prior criminal history.  Successful completion of diversion will result in all charges being completely dismissed.

Grand Theft Defenses

There are many defenses under Florida law available for an Orlando grand theft lawyer to apply to your grand theft case. Any Orange County grand theft charge can be defended by asserting one of the following legal defenses:

Lack of Intent

Intent is a required element of grand theft in Florida, outlining the notion the Defendant intended to deprive another person or entity of his or her rights to the property. Thus, if the defendant had a good faith belief that he or she owned the property, or at least had a possessory interest in the property including a joint ownership interest, this will serve as a complete defense.

Obtaining or Using for Lawful Purpose

It is a defense to grand theft that the Defendant lawfully used or took property belonging to another. Thus, if the Defendant had a legal right to take or dispose of the property, this too will serve as a defense to the charge.

Consent

A belief that the defendant had the consent of the owner to take the property will serve as a defense to a Florida charge of Grand Theft.

Florida Grand Theft Penalties

In Florida, the penalties for grand theft depend on how the charge is classified. The classification applied to an offense depends on the value of the property taken. Third-degree grand theft is punishable by up to five years in prison, five years of probation and a $5,000 fine. Second-degree grand theft is punishable by 15 years in prison, 15 years of probation and a $10,000 fine. First-degree grand theft is punishable by up to 30 years in prison.

Call Bryce Fetter for a Free Consultation

If you were recently arrested or charged with any Florida grand theft offense, please call our Orange County grand theft defense lawyer at our Winter Park criminal defense law firm.  Call 407-740-7275 to discuss your case.  We are open six days a week and we offer a free consultation so that we can learn about you, learn about your case and determine how we can help.

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