Typically, when a person is arrested for petit theft, it is charged as a misdemeanor. However, if you are charged with petit theft and you have two convictions on your record of the same offense, the third charge will become a charge of felony petit theft. If you have been arrested for petit theft for the third time, it is vital that you seek counsel from a Weston criminal defense lawyer right away. Our legal team at the Law Office of Kevin F. Moot is prepared to defend you against felony theft charges.
The consequences for being convicted of a felony are much more severe than that of a misdemeanor. If you are convicted for felony petit theft, you can face a fine of up to $5,000 and up to 5 years in prison. Not only will you face serious criminal penalties, you can lose significant civil rights, including the right to possess firearms and the right to vote. With a felony on your record, you may find it difficult to explore educational opportunities, find employment, or be granted loans.
It is imperative that any individual accused of felony petit theft seeks representation from an experienced Weston criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. In a case of felony petit theft, the state will not only have to prove that a theft occurred, but that you have been convicted of petit theft twice in the past. Attorney Kevin F. Moot is an experienced criminal litigator, with success in taking theft cases like this to trial.
Contact us today at (954) 371-0770 for a free consultation to discuss your potential defense.