If you are arrested for any criminal charge, it can be nerve-wracking and even frightening, but if the charge is burglary, theft, or robbery, you’ll need a knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense attorney who will defend you aggressively and bring your case to its best possible conclusion. In Florida’s Treasure Coast region, if you are accused of burglary, robbery, or theft, you’ll need the help that an experienced criminal defense attorney at the law firm of Kibbey Wagner, PLLC can provide.
Burglary and robbery are considered premeditated crimes, so it’s difficult for a defendant to claim that he or she had no criminal intent. However, if you are innocent of a burglary or robbery charge because of a misunderstanding, a misidentification, or a fabricated story, a top criminal defense attorney at the Stuart based law firm of Kibbey Wagner, PLLC will find the truth and fight aggressively on your behalf. On the other head, if the state has conclusive evidence that you committed a burglary, a robbery, or a theft – and a conviction is certain – a good defense attorney will work to have the charge or the sentence itself reduced.
WHAT ARE THE PENALTIES FOR THEFT, BURGLARY, AND ROBBERY?
Theft is considered a serious crime in the state of Florida. Grand theft – defined as intentionally and illegally taking money or property worth at least $300 – is a felony. Petit theft – intentionally and illegally taking money or property worth less than $300 – is a misdemeanor. However, a conviction on either theft charge is punishable with a harsh fine, probation, and jail time, and a grand theft conviction can send an offender to a Florida state prison.
A burglary happens in Florida when someone enters “a dwelling, a structure, or a conveyance” and intends to commit a crime within. Florida recognizes three “degrees” of burglary, but every burglary in Florida is a felony offense, and a conviction can put an offender in prison for at least five years. Armed robbery is a first-degree felony in Florida, punishable upon conviction by up to thirty years in prison. “Simple” robbery is a second-degree felony, punishable upon conviction by up to fifteen years in a state prison. When weapons are involved, minors are involved, or the defendant has a criminal record, the penalties for these crimes can be even harsher.
HOW CAN THE LEGAL TEAM AT KIBBEY WAGNER, PLLC HELP YOU?
In burglary, robbery, and theft cases, it is imperative to be represented by an attorney who has substantial experience navigating the Florida criminal justice system and representing the accused. The award-winning legal team at Kibbey Wagner, PLLC has more than sixty combined years of experience advocating on behalf of those charged with burglaries, robberies, and thefts in Stuart and throughout Florida’s Treasure Coast region.
When you are represented by the law firm of Kibbey Wagner, PLLC, you’ll be shown complete respect and absolute dignity. We extend every professional courtesy to our clients and provide a comfortable, professional atmosphere. Whether you are seeking legal assistance for yourself or for a family member who is accused of a burglary, robbery, or theft, call Kibbey Wagner, PLLC at 772-286-0023 to arrange a free and confidential legal consultation with an experienced criminal defense lawyer.