Grand Theft is the unlawful taking of property valued at $300 or more, or involving the theft of a particular type of item, such as a firearm.
Depending on the value of the property, a defendant may face anywhere from a maximum sentence of 5 years to 30 years in state prison. A sentence will also likely include restitution to the victim, as well as heavy fines and court fees. Grand theft is a felony offense in Florida.
Penalties for Grand Theft in Florida:
Following are some of the specific classifications of grand theft, along with the potential penalties that a one may face if convicted in Florida:
Grand theft of the third degree - theft of an item valued at $300 to less than $20,000, or theft of a firearm, fire extinguisher, commercially farmed animal, will, anhydrous ammonia, or stop sign. Grand theft of the third degree is punishable by up to 5 years in state prison and/or a fine of up to $5,000.
Grand theft of the second degree - theft of property valued at $20,000 or more, but less than $100,000. Punishable by up to 15 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000.
Grand theft of the first degree - theft of property valued at $100,000 or more, theft involving property damage valued at $1,000 or more, or theft involving the use of a motor vehicle as an instrument in committing the crime and resulting in damage to real property. Punishable by up to 30 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000.
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