A conviction for theft can shake up your life and ruin your future. We can help you present a solid legal criminal defense for a charge of theft.
If you’re convicted of theft, the conviction could follow you for the rest of your life. Not only could you face jail time and fines, you could also lose out on future opportunities when it comes to your job or career. It has become standard procedure for potential employers to run instant background checks and uncover prior convictions.
In Florida, you could be denied a state licensing or certification after a theft conviction. You might be denied a job that involves public trust, honesty and integrity. A felony theft conviction makes it very difficult to get any job that involves money and working with the public.
A conviction can also negatively impact your family and personal life, shaking up relationships and causing people to lose trust in you. It could add to your financial stress, your emotional stress and your ability to be a stable parent.
When you hire Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group, you can fight a criminal charge like theft with the help of some of Tampa Bay’s best-known criminal defense lawyers. The Tampa Bay prosecutor’s office has talented people on their side and so should you.
You Deserve a Great Team
Our clients consistently award Kemp, Ruge & Green attorneys five-star ratings, like this:
“Kemp Ruge & Green did an amazing job with my daughter’s case. Communication was the key. I would recommend them for any of your legal needs.”
We know being charged with a criminal offense like theft is extremely upsetting and stressful. During this challenging time, we’ll help you understand your charges and your options for presenting a case to the judge.
We have a very high client satisfaction rate because we always take a kind and caring approach to every criminal defense case. As you can see from our online client testimonials, we’re getting positive results for the people of Tampa Bay.
You Deserve Answers
After a theft charge, you’re full of concern and questions, like these:
What exactly is a theft charge in Florida?
Theft falls into several categories: theft, grand theft, larceny, burglary, robbery and embezzlement. Thefts can be prosecuted as misdemeanors or felonies, so speak to your lawyer to discuss exactly which type of charge you’re facing.
What are the penalties for theft in Florida?
The penalties for a theft conviction can vary depending on the circumstances and the value of the property in question. Previous criminal convictions add to the severity of any penalties. The possession or use of a weapon during the commission of a theft may also play a role.
Am I assumed to be guilty?
If you are charged with theft, you are innocent until proven guilty. Still, you might feel that you’re already being judged harshly by others. In our society, theft is regarded as an offense of moral turpitude, as it involves elements of morals and honesty. Just being charged with theft may damage your reputation and work relationships. A theft conviction may impact your ability to find future employment as businesses and other organizations may be reluctant to hire a convicted thief.
Do I have to pay money up-front for a theft defense case?
When you choose Kemp, Ruge & Green for your theft case, you will pay no up-front fees and we will give you a free and confidential initial consultation. Our fees will be taken at the resolution of your case after we have assisted you.
Every criminal defense case of theft is unique so we encourage you to contact us for a free, confidential case evaluation that will help you understand your unique circumstances.
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If you’ve been charged with theft and you live in the Tampa Bay area, including Hillsborough, Spring Hill, Hernando, Pasco, St. Petersburg, Tarpon Springs and Pinellas, we’re here to help you build a case that gives you the best representation in court.
Contact us as soon as possible to discuss your theft charge and help protect your future. We promise to take a kind, welcoming approach to your case and help you understand your legal situation as clearly as possible.
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