While similar in nature, grand theft vs burglary are two completely separate crimes based upon the circumstances of the crime.
Burglary Charges: A burglary occurs when an individual enters a home, business or other privately owned structure with the intent to commit an offense therein. In the State of Florida, it is a very serious felony. Depending upon the circumstances of the burglary, if convicted, you may be sentenced to a prison term ranging from a few years up to a life sentence.
Grand Theft Charges: Grand Theft, unlike burglary, does not have to involve entering into a home or establishment. Grand theft occurs when an individual knowingly and intentionally obtains or uses property of another without the victim's consent or knowledge of a value over $300.00. Theft may also be the act of depriving the victim the right to the property or the ability to benefit from the property. Grand theft is considered to be a third degree felony and may be punishable up to 5 years in prison.
Cohen Law Group is a law firm which possesses the experience and resources necessary to effectively guide you through each and every aspect of your grand theft or burglary defense case.
As your Orlando Grand Theft/Burglary Defense Attorney, we will listen to your story, inform you of your legal rights, thoroughly investigate and analyze the evidence against you, put the actions of law enforcement under a microscope, determine what the best possible defense would be, and aggressively represent your rights with every legal resource available by law. At Cohen Law Group, we are extremely detailed in our investigation of the facts and evidence of your case, which ensures we always maintain due diligence in our effort to provide each of our grand theft/burglary defense clients the highest standard of legal representation.
Regarding the defense of your grand theft/burglary charges, as your Orlando Grand Theft/Burglary Defense Attorney, we will fight to ensure your legal rights are protected in an effort to successful resolve your legal situation in the best possible manner, will will:
• Negotiate to have your charges dropped or dismissed
• Negotiate to have your charges reduced
• Negotiate for a diversion program (when available)
• Negotiate for probation instead of jail or prison time
• When a trial is unavoidable, we will aggressively defend your legal rights
If you or a loved one has been accused of grand theft or burglary, we urge you to be proactive in ensuring your legal rights are protected by contacting an experienced Orlando grand theft/burglary defense attorney at Cohen Law Group as soon as possible.
Depending on your criminal history, and any additional charges you may be facing, the penalties for a grand theft/burglary crime conviction may include:
• Varying terms of jail time or imprisonment
• Hefty monitory fines
• Lengthy terms of probation
• Potential forfeiture of property and assets
• Potential forfeiture of specific basic civil rights
• Community service
• In crimes involving injuries or property damage, legal standing for a civil suit
When accused of grand theft or burglary, you should never take your legal rights lightly. Your rights are a privilege, and our firm considers it an honor to protect those rights by providing professional legal service you can trust and depend upon.
Contact an experienced Orlando grand theft/burglary attorney at Cohen Law Group to schedule a confidential legal consultation regarding your grand theft or burglary defense legal needs.