An allegation of retail theft is particularly serious, not only because of the legal ramifications, but also because of the harm such an allegation can cause to an individual’s reputation. The crime of retail theft belongs to a special category of crimes that are considered “crimes of dishonesty.” These theft-related offenses can greatly affect your reputation and credibility.
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Under Florida law, an individual is guilty of retail theft even if the person does not actually steal anything. For instance, if an individual merely attempts to deprive a merchant of property, even if only for a temporary period of time, the individual is guilty of retail theft under the law. This aspect of Florida law makes the crime of theft unique, in that there is no distinction between theft and attempted theft. Moreover, there is no distinction between an intent to steal property and an intent to borrow property without permission.
Weston criminal defense attorney Kevin F. Moot has handled hundreds of cases of retail theft, and is well versed in the case law that governs the legal defenses to theft. It is imperative that individuals accused of theft seek legal representation from a lawyer that will understand the issues that can make or break the State’s case.
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