Theft Charges in Destin
Regardless of what you did, or how you ended up here, I understand that you are probably embarrassed and scared after being accused of a theft crime in Destin. No one wants to be considered a thief or a dishonest person, but that is exactly how you will be seen if you are convicted of theft. That is why it is so important to make sure your case is handled correctly from the very beginning.
Common Destin Theft Charges
Flaherty Defense Firm has been successfully defending theft cases in Destin since 2001. I proudly represent locals, out of town visitors, and military personnel from all walks of life who have been accused of the following theft crimes:
Penalties for Theft Crimes in Destin
A theft crime can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony. It normally depends on the value of the merchandise or property that was stolen. Other cases, such as Burglary and Dealing in Stolen Property, are felony offenses regardless of the value of the stolen property.
For a misdemeanor theft offense such as shoplifting, the penalty ranges from a maximum of 60 days to 12 months in jail. If you are convicted of a felony theft charge, the penalty ranges from 5 to 30 years in prison.
In addition to any potential jail or prison time, you also face an adjudication of guilt that cannot be removed from your record, publication of your name in your hometown newspaper, a civil penalty, and restitution to the victim of the theft.
An arrest is not a conviction. Get the help you need.
If you have been charged with a theft offense in Destin, including Shoplifting, Grand Theft, Burglary, or Dealing in Stolen Property, give me a call at (850) 243-6097 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.