Charged With Petty Theft? Put the Experience of Dunham & Ingram On Your Side

Petty Theft Lawyer in Ocala

Defending Our Clients Against Petty Theft Charges in Marion County

If you have been charged with petty theft in Florida, it is vitally important that you work with an attorney from our firm as soon as possible. Our attorneys at Dunham & Ingram are not afraid to aggressively defend your rights in the event of an arrest. Our clients' future, freedom, and security are of the utmost importance.

We know the laws in Florida and have the experience needed to vigorously defend clients against theft charges. If you, your child, or a loved one has been charged with petty theft, retaining our services could make all the difference. Depending on your unique case, we may be able to get the charges dismissed or reduced. Conversely, if convicted of a repeat offense, misdemeanors can be classed as felonies and large and heavy penalties can result from sentencing.

Is Petty Theft a Misdemeanor or Felony in Florida?

Petty theft can literally be interpreted as "small theft" crimes. These include the minor categories of theft charges, usually classed as misdemeanors. The smallest examples can be such things as shoplifting an item worth $100 or less. Even the lightest of these kinds of crimes can result in months of jail time, fines and restitution.

First offenses involving insignificant items are not as consequential as repeat offenses or larger stolen goods; however, conviction of any level of theft starts or adds to a criminal record which can darken one's future, hampering the ability to get jobs, housing, student loans, and other things.

What is the Penalty for Petty Theft in Florida?

Second Degree Misdemeanor

  • Up to 60 days in Jail
  • Fines up to $500

First Degree Misdemeanor

  • Up to 1 year in Jail
  • Fines up to $1,000

No matter if this is your first arrest or you are a multiple offender, do not hesitate to contact Dunham & Ingram today to speak with a trusted Ocala criminal defense attorney.

Benefits of Choosing Dunham & Ingram LLC:

  • Experienced

    We have experience handling all types of misdemeanor and felony cases.

  • Committed

    We are committed to tirelessly protecting your rights and interests.

  • Aggressive

    We have extensive courtroom experience and know how to fight for you in trial.

  • Helpful

    We will answer any questions and make sure you understand your rights and options.