Orlando Theft and Burglary Criminal Defense Lawyer
Orlando Theft and Burglary Crime Defense Attorney Providing Professional Theft and Burglary Crime Defense and other Criminal Defense Lawyer legal services in Orlando, Kissimmee, Orange County, Osceola County, Seminole County, and the Surrounding Central Florida Areas.
Call 407.340.9380 to speak with Attorney William C. Hancock about your legal rights and options involving Theft Crime, Burglary Crime, and other Criminal Defense issues.
While similar in nature, grand theft, burglary, and robbery are completely separate crimes based upon the circumstances of the crime.
- Burglary Crime Charges: A burglary occurs when an individual enters a home, business or other privately owned structure with the intent to commit an offense therein. In the State of Florida, it is a very serious felony. Depending upon the circumstances of the burglary, if convicted, you may be sentenced to a prison term ranging from a few years up to a life sentence.
- Grand Theft Crime Charges: Unlike burglary, theft does not have to involve entering into a home or establishment. Grand theft occurs when an individual knowingly and intentionally obtains or uses property of another without the victim's consent or knowledge of a value over $300.00. Theft may also be the act of depriving the victim the right to the property or the ability to benefit from the property. Grand theft is considered to be a third degree felony and may be punishable up to 5 years in prison.
- Robbery Crime Charges: Robbery is the criminal taking of money or property from an individual or custody of another with intent to either temporarily or permanently deprive the individual or owner of the money or property by use of force, violence, assault, or instilling fear of physical harm of the victim or those associated with the victim.
If a deadly weapon is not used in the commission of the crime, it is a felony of the second degree, punishable by up to a $10,000 fine, fifteen (15) years prison and/or probation.
If in the course of committing the robbery the offender carried a non-deadly weapon, then the robbery is a felony of the first degree, punishable by up to $15,000 fine, thirty (30) years prison and/or probation.
If in the course of committing the robbery the offender carried a firearm or other deadly weapon, then the robbery is a felony of the first degree, punishable by up to imprisonment for a term of years not exceeding life imprisonment.
Regarding the defense of your criminal charges, as your legal counsel, we will fight to ensure your legal rights are protected in an effort to successful resolve your legal situation in the best possible manner.
- Negotiate to have your charges dropped or dismissed;
- Negotiate to have your charges reduced;
- Negotiate for a diversion program (when available);
- Negotiate for probation instead of jail or prison time;
- And when a trial is unavoidable, we will aggressively defend your legal rights with every legal resource available.
Depending upon the circumstances of your arrest and possibly your prior criminal record, a theft, burglary, or robbery crime conviction may result in:
- Hefty fines;
- Potential jail or prison time;
- Attend mandatory anger management classes;
- Lengthy terms of probation;
- Addition penalties that may be ordered at the discretion of the court under Florida Law sentencing guidelines;
- In the event of a Felony Conviction, the automatic loss of specific civil rights.
Contact Orlando and Central Florida Theft and Burglary Crime Defense Lawyer, William C. Hancock.
Call 407.340.9380 or use our email submission form to schedule a confidential legal consultation with Attorney William C. Hancock regarding your Theft and Burglary Crime Defense and other criminal defense legal needs.
WILLIAM C. HANCOCK, II, P.A.
1238 E. Concord St.,
Orlando, FL 32803
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