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Theft Crime Lawyers in Fort Myers

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Have you been accused of or charged for a theft crime in Florida? While the circumstances might not seem too serious upfront, do not get the wrong idea. The prosecutors working against you will not show any leniency, even if you are charged with a nonviolent theft crime.

Start building your defense with the guidance of Powell, Jackman, Stevens & Ricciardi, P.A. and our Fort Myers theft crime attorneys. Our eclectic team of criminal defense lawyers can use our diverse backgrounds and collective experiences with Florida laws to establish an unshakable defense that seeks the best possible outcome for your case, be it a charge reduction, total case dismissal, or a not guilty verdict. We don’t rest until we have done all we can in your defense.

Dial (239) 970-6844 to arrange a no-cost, confidential consultation today.

Florida Theft Charge Details

In Florida’s criminal law, theft occurs when someone knowingly takes or uses property they do not own without the permission of its owner, or with the intent to remove its ownership and use from the rightful owner. The removal of property can be temporary or permanent, too, meaning borrowing an item without permission could be enough grounds to bring forth theft charges.

There are five main tiers of theft charges in Florida:

  • Second degree petty theft: Property is valued less than $100; punishable by up to a $500 fine and up to 60 days in jail or 6 months of probation.
  • First degree petty theft: Property is valued less than $300; punishable by up to a $1,000 fine and up to 12 months in jail and/or 12 months of probation.
  • Third degree grand theft: Property is valued less than $20,000, or is a firearm, vehicle, farm animal, large quantities of fruit, fire extinguishers, most narcotics, certain road signs and construction site equipment, and certain gasses; punishable up to a $5,000 fine and up to 5 years in prison and/or 5 years of probation.
  • Second degree grand theft: Property is valued less than $100,000; punishable by up to a $10,000 fine and 15 years in prison and/or 15 years of probation.
  • First degree grand theft: Property is valued greater than $100,000; punishable by up to a $10,000 fine and 30 years in prison and/or 30 years of probation.

Building a Defense Against Theft Crime Charges

At Powell, Jackman, Stevens & Ricciardi, P.A., we know that every criminal charge is defensible with the right amount of defense work and dedication. Do not let the prosecution scare you into thinking that a conviction for your theft charges is guaranteed based on the evidence they claim to have against you. Allow our experienced theft crime defense lawyers in Fort Myers act on your behalf instead. While you focus on taking care of yourself after a legal scare, we focus on constructing a solid defense.

You can speak with a criminal defense attorney today about your charges. Just call (239) 970-6844 to begin.

Meet Our Attorneys

  • William M. Powell, Esq.
    William M. Powell, Esq. Partner
  • Rita M. Jackman
    Rita M. Jackman Partner
  • Adam J. Stevens
    Adam J. Stevens Partner
  • Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr.
    Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr. Partner
  • Jorge Santana
    Jorge Santana Partner
  • Gregory Ream, Esq.
    Gregory Ream, Esq. Associate Attorney
  • William M. Powell, Esq. Partner
    William M. Powell, Esq.

    Although William M. Powell, Esq. is well-versed in a variety of legal matters and case types, he has built a strong reputation through his focus on personal injury and medical malpractice cases. Your Advocates are proud to have him as a member of our law firm. He shares our passion for helping people in need and prioritizes our clients’ needs. Read More

  • Rita M. Jackman Partner
    Rita M. Jackman

    Ms. Jackman’s unwavering ambition and leadership has provided clients and will provide her future clients a star in this profession. Ms. Jackman is a relentless researcher and preparer who handles her client tasks with a tremendous amount of preparation and thought. Ms. Jackman was born and raised in Cape Coral, Florida which has worked to benefits her practice and the clients that she serves. Read More

  • Adam J. Stevens Partner
    Adam J. Stevens

    Mr. Stevens has found his niche by becoming a litigation attorney and understands that communication between an attorney and client are paramount to obtaining favorable results. Mr. Stevens is known for taking on any and all types of cases no matter how difficult or routine they may be. Mr. Stevens is known as an aggressive attorney, though at the same time understands that some cases require a more patience to ensure a favorable result. Mr. Stevens does not shy away from challenging legal issues and has litigated complex matters against municipalities, international unions, large banking institutions, and several insurance companies. Read More

  • Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr. Partner
    Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr.

    His experience in litigation provides him the ability to identify and isolate potential areas of conflict and effectively counsel clients around potential pitfalls. Mr. Ricciardi believes that proper estate planning, real estate counsel, and business planning are areas of importance to everyone. Protecting and dispensing clients' various interests, assets, and lifetime earnings can make the difference between a comfortable retirement and wasting thousands of dollars in assets and earnings. Specialized knowledge, experience and attention to detail in these areas is therefore critically important. Read More

  • Jorge Santana Partner
    Jorge Santana

    Attorney Jorge J. Santana, Jr. is an American born Cuban-American, fluent in both English and Spanish. Jorge left Miami to join us here in beautiful and peaceful Fort Myers, Florida in March 2015. He has an extreme love for the law, which is only overshadowed by his desire to help all those in need. His reputation for fairness, hard work and honesty is respected by all his clients and attorneys. Read More

  • Gregory Ream, Esq. Associate Attorney
    Gregory Ream, Esq.

    After completing his Juris Doctorate from Ave Maria School of Law in 2014, Attorney Ream quickly went to work as an assistant public defender in the 20th Judicial Circuit. He was tasked with defending the indigent and others who could not otherwise afford private criminal defense representation. Before beginning his legal career, he was employed by several community banks in southwest Florida, where he specialized in construction loans, participations, and investor relations. The experience earned in that role translates well to construction litigation, banking disputes, and foreclosure matters he handles for clients today. He is also capable of managing general civil disputes, landlord-tenant matters, and criminal defense cases. Read More

How We're Different:

  • Dedicated & caring service
  • Over 70 years' combined experience
  • One-on-one attention
  • Customized strategies
  • Accessible - 24 hour response time
  • El abogado habla español