Delivering Results in Pinellas County
Property crimes, such as theft and burglary, can result in misdemeanor or felony charges. If you have been charged with a theft crime, contact McNulty Parker Law, PLLC for skilled legal representation. As a St. Petersburg theft crimes lawyer, Anita has defended thousands of criminal cases in court and knows local prosecutors and the court system to help guide you through the process.
Effective Defense for Theft Charges
A theft charge can be a misdemeanor or felony, depending on several factors, including prior theft convictions and the amount of money, or value of the property, at issue in the case. Often, the State considers whether the items were recovered, or can be recovered, when considering the recommended penalty in your specific case.
Anita represents clients facing charges for:
When the value of the property is between $100 and $300, the theft charge is usually a misdemeanor. If the property is valued at more than $300, you could be facing a felony charge. As a skilled St. Petersburg theft crimes attorney who has worked against the State her entire career, Anita thoroughly understands what it takes to get your theft case possibly reduced to a lesser offense or dismissed altogether.
Fighting Burglary Charges
The State takes crimes involving a person’s home and personal property very seriously. Thus, a conviction for a burglary charge can result in harsh penalties. Whether the burglary involves a “structure” or “dwelling” as defined under the law can significantly affect the severity of the penalties you are facing.
Anita represents clients who have been charged with:
To prove the crime of burglary, the State must prove two elements beyond the exclusion of any reasonable doubt:
Florida statutes define a dwelling as:
The actual home itself is the “dwelling” under the law. Curtilage includes enclosed spaces in the vicinity of a residence. This may include a garage, shed, or other structure on the property. The backyard may be considered curtilage if it is enclosed by a fence.
Skilled Legal Representation for Complex Cases
Due to the complexity of burglary cases and what is considered to be within the curtilage of a home, it is important to discuss the facts of your case in detail with an experienced Saint Petersburg theft crimes attorney. At McNulty Parker Law, PLLC, Anita will take the time to discuss your case in detail with you and evaluate the best possible defense to your theft or burglary case.
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