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An Overview Of Five Of The Most Common Property Crimes In Florida


A property crime is a category of crime that involves the unlawful taking or destruction of someone else’s property. Property crimes can range in severity, with some being punishable by fines and others carrying the possibility of imprisonment. Indeed, some property crime charges in Florida are serious felony offenses. In this article, our Orlando criminal defense lawyer discusses five of the most common property crimes charges in Florida.

  1. Burglary 

In Florida, burglary is defined as the unlawful entry into a structure with the intent to commit an offense inside. It is a serious crime that can be charged as either a felony or a misdemeanor, depending on the circumstances of the case. Under Florida Statute § 810.02, there are three different degrees of burglary. If you or your loved one was arrested and charged with burglary, it is imperative that you consult with an Orlando criminal defense lawyer for help. 

  1. Larceny 

In Florida, larceny is defined as the unlawful taking of someone else’s property with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of the property. Larceny can range in severity. It can even be charged as a very serious felony offense. Under Florida Statute § 812.014, a person can be charged with grand theft if they take money or property valued at $750.00 or greater. If you or your family member was charged with larceny, our Orlando criminal defense lawyer can help. 

  1. Motor Vehicle Theft 

In Florida, motor vehicle theft is the unlawful taking of someone else’s motor vehicle without their consent. There is a specialized statute for motor vehicle theft charges. Auto theft charges must be handled with the highest level of seriousness. Were you arrested for motor vehicle theft? Contact our Orlando, FL criminal defense attorney today. 

  1. Arson 

Arson is another type of property crime. a serious crime that can have serious consequences for a person convicted of the offense. The state’s arson statute is Florida Statute § 806.01. Arson is always a felony offense if the structure in question was occupied at the time of the alleged incident. Were you or your loved one charged with arson? Our Orlando defense lawyer can help. 

  1. Vandalism 

In Florida, vandalism is the intentional or malicious damage or destruction of someone else’s property. Under state law (Florida Statute § 806.13), there are several different degrees of vandalism. It can be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony offense depending on the amount of alleged destruction. If you or your loved one is facing a vandalism charge, our Orlando defense attorney is here as a legal resource. 

Get Help From a Property Crimes Defense Attorney in Central Florida

At The Baez Law Firm, our Orlando criminal defense lawyer has extensive experience handling property crime charges. If you or your loved one was arrested and charged with any type of property crime offense, we are more than ready to help. Call us now or reach out to us online to set up a fully confidential, no commitment consultation with a top criminal defense attorney today.

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