Skilled Defense Against Serious Theft Charges
Any form of theft investigation, charge or arrest can benefit from representation by a lawyer experienced in criminal law. Clients in Naples, Florida, and beyond rely on the representation I provide from The Caldarone Law Group, P.A. I am attorney Justin P. Caldarone, and I leverage my knowledge of criminal law to effectively resolve theft matters.
Naples Theft Attorney
The severity of a theft charge ranges greatly with the value of property involved and other determining factors. I am dedicated to upholding client rights for any kind of theft matter. With my history of criminal law representation, I have the legal skill and personalized client service required to resolve your theft matter.
Depending on the amount allegedly stolen, theft charges are classified as petit theft or grand theft. Petit theft, often called petty theft, entails an amount of less than $300 of property. Potential punishments involve a driver’s license suspension of up to one year, a $1,000 fine, jail time of up to one year and probation for one year. Grand theft is a felony that has a punishment of up to 30 years in state prison and involves larger amounts of property.
In a theft case, it is important to analyze the initial situation and use that information to aggressively fight for client rights during the legal process. For the wrongly accused, it is imperative to defeat or reduce the charge. For first-time offenders, the matter can often be resolved through a diversion program, elimination of charges and a later expungement of the record.
Often, any kind of theft conviction is viewed negatively by employers and can hinder your future employment opportunities for life. For someone holding a green card or for an illegal immigrant, a theft violation can lead to deportation even without a guilty determination. With so much at stake, you can benefit from having a skilled lawyer on your side.