Theft Crime Cases (Fraud, Burglary, Robbery Petty Theft, Grand Theft, Criminal Mischief etc.)

Armed Burglary and Resisting an Officer Without Violence

Our client, T.J., was arrested for Armed Burglary and Resisting a Officer Without Violence. The resisting charge was a misdemeanor and the armed burglary is a first degree felony punishable by up to 30 years in prison. The officer responded to a residential burglary in progress. Once he arrived at the scene, the officer approached the house and claimed he saw our client entering a white van. The officer commanded him to stop, but the suspect reversed out of the driveway almost striking the officer. The officer got the tag number and called it into dispatch. It was registered to a car rental company and our client was the renter. The officer pulled the driver's license picture of our client and positively identified our client as the man who fled the burglary scene in the white van. The police located the van about a half a mile from the house burglary. The van was abandoned and a search around the area revealed a jewelry box along with a loaded revolver. When interviewed by detectives, our client told them he had lent the van to a friend. Our Jacksonville Criminal Attorneys investigated the case further and provided the state attorney with an alibi for our client. Despite having a positive identification from a JSO officer, our Jacksonville Criminal Law Firm was able to get all charges DROPPED.

Fraud - Unauthorized Use or Possession of Identification

Our client, A.J., was charged with Unauthorized Use or Possession of Identification, a third degree felony. Our client was exposed to five years in prison. Our Jacksonville Criminal Lawyers were able to get all charges DROPPED.

Burglary to a Dwelling - Criminal Mischief

Our client, J.M., was arrested on a warrant in Baker County, Florida for Burglary to a Dwelling (Residence) and Criminal Mischief. The police relied on a co-defendant's testimony which included a statement that he had "blacked out" from taking 10 Xanax pills but selectively remembered being with J.M. when they burglarized a house. Our firm's Jacksonville Criminal Defense Investigator was able to establish that J.M. was somewhere else at the time of the burglary through the use of two defense alibi witnesses who had not taken Xanax pills that night. Our Jacksonville Criminal Defense Firm was able to get all charges DROPPED.

Theft - Grand Theft Auto

Our client, T.S., was charged with Grand Theft Auto, a third degree felony. The police said that our client was driving a stolen blue Ford F-150. The police also said that our client has another stolen truck in his possession. Our client was exposed to 5 years in prison. Our Jacksonville Criminal Law Firm was able to get all charges DROPPED.

Felony Theft - Grand Theft

Our client, E.K., was charged with Grand Theft, a third degree felony. He was accused of using the company MasterCard to purchase over $1700.00 worth of gas for his personal automobile. E.K. was exposed to 5 years in prison. Our Jacksonville Grand Theft Attorneys got his charge DROPPED.

Felony Theft - Grand Theft

Our client, R.S., was charged with Grand Theft, a third degree felony. He was accused of stealing $900.00 from his employer. R.S. was exposed to 5 years in prison. Our Jacksonville Theft Attorneys were able to get the charged DROPPED.

Fraud - Fraudulent Use of Personal Identification Information

An arrest warrant was issued for our client, R.M., and he was arrested for Fraudulent Use of Personal Identification Information. This criminal charge is a third degree felony and he was facing up to five years in prison. R.M. was accused of providing a false social security number on a loan application at a credit union. The social security number used on the application belonged to an individual that died in 1971. Our Jacksonville Fraud Lawyers investigated the charges and were able to get all charges DISMISSED.

Grand Theft - Drug Crimes - Possession of a Controlled Substance

Our client, T.C. was charged with Grand Theft and Possession of a Controlled Substance, both third degree felonies. The alleged victim reported to police that her purse went missing while in a nightclub in Jacksonville. Later that night, our client had the alleged victim's purse on her shoulder. When the alleged victim recovered the purse from T.C., her cell phone, debit card, Florida driver's license, and cash was missing out of the purse. The police found the alleged victim's driver's license and debit card in T.C.'s right front pocket. Our client then allegedly told police that she was going to use the card to buy drinks.

The police then searched our client and found the alleged victim's cell phone in T.C.'s purse. The police also found 5 Xanax pills. The police said T.C. admitted the pills belonged to her. T.C. did not have a prescription. Our client was facing up to 10 years in prison on these charges. Our Jacksonville Theft Attorneys were able to get all charges DROPPED.

Theft - Petty/Retail Theft

Our two clients, M.P. and F.P., were arrested and charged with Petty/Retail Theft, a misdemeanor. They were both accused by the loss prevention officer of walking out of the store with unpaid merchandise with no receipt or attempt to pay. The whole incident was captured on video. After negotiating with the prosecutor, our Jacksonville Theft Lawyers were able to get both sent to a program and after completion of the program, all charges will be DISMISSED.

Fraud - Theft - Fraudulent Use of Credit Cards - Grand Theft - Immigration

Our clients, C.S. and A. F., are husband and wife and both were arrested for stealing a purse, Grand Theft, and using the credit card found in the purse, Fraudulent Use of Credit Cards. All charges were felonies. C.S. and A.F. are not citizens of the United States, they are Residents. If convicted of these felonies, the chances of them being deported would be great. The police had pictures of them in stores using the stolen credit card. After investigating the case and negotiating with the prosecutor, our Jacksonville Fraud Attorneys were able to get both clients into a diversion program and after completing the program, all charges will be DROPPED completely.

Burglary - Dealing in Stolen Property - False Verification to a Pawn Broker

Our client, F.G., was charged with Burglary to a Dwelling, a second degree felony, Dealing in Stolen Property, a second degree felony, and False Verification to a Pawn Broker, a third degree felony. Our client pawned items that were stolen in a burglary hours before. The sentencing guidelines for our client were 26 months. That is the minimum the judge is to impose. The maximum F.G. was exposed to 35 years in prison. Our Jacksonville Criminal Law Firm was able to get a downward departure from the Court, our client was not convicted of any crime, and received time served for the two days he served prior to bonding out.

Grand Theft

Our clients, J.V. and E.W. were both charged with Grand Theft in Jacksonville, Florida. Grand Theft, in Florida, is a third degree felony punishable for up to 5 years in prison. J.V. was an employee of a business and was responsible for making the weekend deposit at their bank into the company account. The business checked on the weekend deposits and one for $2730.00 had not been made. J.V. was confronted and said that she and her fiance, E.W., made the deposit in the night drop box. E.W. told the same story.The manager of the bank told police she went through all of the weekend deposits and the deposit of $2730.00 was not there. The case was filed and was set for trial. Through the hard work of our Jacksonville Grand Theft Attorneys, all charges were DISMISSED before trial.

Burglary to a Dwelling - Burglary to a Conveyance - Grand Theft Auto

Our client, A.D., was arrested in Jacksonville for Burglary to a Dwelling, Burglary to a Conveyance, and two counts of Grand Theft. There were two vehicles stolen that day, a Jeep and a pickup truck. The victim with the stolen Jeep reported his car stolen along with his credit cards, and golf clubs from his garage. The victim of the stolen truck also reported his vehicle stolen. A.D. was found by police pumping gas into the stolen truck while her friend was pumping gas into the stolen Jeep. Police found the clubs and credit cards in the cars. A.D. was exposed to 30 years in prison on these charges. Our Jacksonville Criminal Defense Law Firm investigated the evidence further and all charges against A.D. were DROPPED.

Grand Theft

Our client, J.R., was arrested for Grand Theft in Jacksonville. This criminal charge in Jacksonville is a third degree felony punishable for up to 5 years in prison. Police were called to Dillards at the Town Center in reference to a theft. The Loss Prevention Officer reported that J.R. was viewed on the surveillance camera placing several items of merchandise into her large purse. The officer reported that she then went into the fitting room and placed additional items in her bag. J.R. was apprehended right outside the doors of Dillards and all the stolen items were found in her bag. She told police, "I can't explain why I did this. It was very stupid". The value of the merchandise stolen was $351.60. Our Jacksonville Theft Law Firm investigated the case and J.R.'s background. Our Jacksonville Theft Attorneys were able to convince the assistant state attorney to place J.R. into a diversionary program where she would have to perform some community service hours and pay a fine. At the completion of the program, all charges will be DISMISSED.

Juvenile - Criminal Mischief - Trial - Sale of Marijuana - Violation of Probation

Our client, M.G. is a juvenile and was on probation for trespassing. Prior to his parents hiring our Jacksonville Juvenile Lawyers, M.G. was placed in a minimal risk juvenile program for 30 days. While on probation, M.G. was arrested in Jacksonville for two separate charges of Sale of Marijuana. The family then hired our Jacksonville Criminal Lawyers. Narcotics detectives arrested M.G. after he allegedly sold pot to them twice. The drug sales were captured on audio tape. While we were fighting the drug charges, M.G. was arrested again for felony criminal mischief. The alleged victim of the criminal mischief told police he saw M.G. kicking the body panels of his car and he knows our client personally. The alleged victim told police M.G. was mad at him because he was now dating M.G.'s ex-girlfriend. The driver side rear tire was also punctured. The estimated damage of the car was over $6000.00. Our Jacksonville Trial Law Firm took the criminal mischief charge to trial. At trial, after being questioned under oath, the alleged victim/eyewitness admitted he did NOT see our client do anything to his car. Our Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney moved the court for a Judgment of Acquittal. That is where we are saying the prosecutor has not presented enough evidence to move forward. The judge granted the motion and the criminal mischief charge was DISMISSED. Our firm was able to get the probation terminated. As to the drug charges, there was NO CONVICTION for either sale of marijuana charge in Jacksonville.

Theft Crimes - Petit Theft

Our client, J.O., was arrested in Jacksonville for petty theft. He was in WalMart and the loss prevention employees saw him conceal property after he already purchased other items. J.O. attempted to leave the store with 2 maps in his back pocket and a can of air freshener, suntan lotion, and a car battery under bags of merchandise he bought. Our Jacksonville Theft Crime Attorneys were able to get J.O. in a diversion program. After completing a class and some community service hours, J.O.'s charges will be DISMISSED.

Burglary to a Dwelling - Violation of Probation

Our client, S.K., was arrested for violation of probation in Jacksonville. She was on probation for Burglary to a Dwelling and tested positive for marijuana on a drug test. S.K. originally received a withhold of adjudication, meaning she was not a convicted felon. If found in violation of her probation, she was facing up to 15 years in prison and also faced the possibility of being convicted of the burglary. S.K. told her probation officer that she was around someone smoking pot, but admitted that she was taking illegal pills as well. Our Jacksonville Probation Law firm was able to maintain her withhold of adjudication at her violation hearing and continue S.K. on probation.

Burglary to a Structure/Conveyance - Violation of Probation - Petit Theft

Our client, K.T. was on probation for burglary to a conveyance when he was arrested for a Petit Theft in Wal-Mart in Clay County. The new arrest triggered a violation of probation and a $0 bond capias was issued. That means when arrested on the violation in Clay County, he couldn't get out of jail until his case is complete. Our Clay County Probation Law Firm was able to keep our client on probation and avoid up to 5 years in prison. Additionally, our probation lawyers in Clay County were able to avoid a felony conviction for our client on the original burglary. These cases involved interaction between both felony and misdemeanor prosecutors in Clay County along with both Circuit and County Court Judges to achieve this result.

Petty Theft

Our client, J.G., was arrested for petty theft in Jacksonville. She was inside Dillards at the Avenues and police say she took a pair of leggings into the fitting room, removed the price tag, and put on the leggings underneath her pants. She then exited the dressing room and was detained by security. Police said Dillards provided a video of J.G. Our Jacksonville Theft Law Firm was hired by J.G. and our Jacksonville criminal lawyers were able to get her into a diversion program and her charges have now been DROPPED.

Petty Theft

Our client, D.R., was arrested for petty theft in Jacksonville. He was in WalMart and police say he knowingly concealed store merchandise (a video game card) in his pocket and exited the store without paying. Our client was stopped by the loss prevention officer at WalMart and escorted to the back of the store. Police say after they read Miranda warnings to D.R., he confessed to stealing. Our Jacksonville criminal defense law firm was hired and we were able to get D.R. into a diversion program. His charges have now been DISMISSED.

Grand Theft Auto

Our client, C.W., was arrested for Grand Theft Auto in Jacksonville. Grand Theft Auto is a third degree felony punishable for up to 5 years in prison. JSO was called because of a stolen vehicle. A 2008 Suzuki motorcycle was stolen from an apartment complex. The bike was described over dispatch and an officer observed a red pickup truck on 9A with a bike matching the description in the bed of the truck. Police pulled our client over and brought him to the scene of the theft. The victim identified the motorcycle as his. The motorcycle was strapped down in the back of our client's truck. Our client told police that the passenger of the truck asked him to use his truck to pick up the passenger's motorcycle. Our client admitted that he loaded the bike onto his truck, but denied knowing the passenger was in fact stealing someone's property. After our Jacksonville Theft Attorneys presenting additional evidence of our client's innocence, the prosecutor DROPPED the charge.

Burglary to a Dwelling

Our client, J.H, was arrested for Burglary to a Dwelling in Clay County. This is a second degree felony punishable for up to 15 years in prison. Police were dispatched to a burglary investigation. They met with a witness who told them she knew the guy who broke into the house across the street. She said she saw J.H.leaving the burglarized house carrying video game equipment. The police interviewed our client and he denied involvement in the burglary. He did admit that he knew the victim's son, but denied ever being in the house. The police said our client was defensive and argumentative. The officer contacted the victim of the burglary and she reported that her Playstation 2 and video games were taken. Police then showed the witness a photo line-up and she identified our client as the one who burglarized the home. Our Clay County Criminal Defense Attorneys investigated the case further and revealed the witness' motivation to lie on our client. The charges were DISMISSED.

Petit Theft

Our client, A.A., was issued a Notice to Appear for Petit Theft, a first degree misdemeanor. Our client was observed in a department store concealing several items in her purse. A.A. then walked out of the store past all points of sale. After our client was stopped and questioned, she told police she stole the items because she was being stupid. Our Jacksonville Theft Attorneys were able to get A.A. into a diversion program. At the completion of the program, the charge against A.A. will be DROPPED.

Burglary to a Conveyance and Grand Theft Auto

Our client, B.D., was arrested for two burglaries to cars and a charge of grand theft auto, all felonies. If convicted of these charges, our client was facing 15 years in prison. Police found an abandoned vehicle that had been reported stolen. They located a palm print on the gear shift of the car that matched our client. When looking for our client, the officers realized he had been arrested the same night for ANOTHER burglary to a car. In that case, police also found fingerprints from B.D. on the vehicle. After our Jacksonville Burglary Attorneys worked on the case, all charges were DISMISSED and our client was released from jail.

Fraud

An arrest warrant was issued for our client, M.R., for fraud.Our Jacksonville Fraud Defense Attorneys were able to have the warrant recalled, allowing our client the dignity of being able to walk in the court room without being chained up. With our help, the case was RESOLVED, and the Judge WITHHELD CONVICTION. M.R. served no jail time, and only served probation. - October 2011

Petit Theft

Our client, A.C., was arrested in Jacksonville for Petit Theft, a first degree misdemeanor. A.C. had eight prior petty theft convictions and prior felony convictions. As a repeat offender, our client was potentially facing a felony conviction, exposing A.C. to up to five years in prison. Our Jacksonville Petit Theft Attorneys were able to have the case RESOLVED prior to the felony charge being filed, leaving A.C. with a much smaller 45-day county jail sentence. - October 2011

Burglary To A Dwelling - Grand Theft

Our client, D.F. was arrested in Jacksonville on two major charges: (1) Burglary to a Dwelling, which is a second degree felony punishable by up to fifteen years in jail, and (2) Grand Theft in the third degree, punishable by up to five years in jail. Our client's bond was originally set for $150,006, which our Jacksonville burglary attorneys got reduced to $57,006. Our attorneys got the felony burglary charge reduced to a misdemeanor of trespass and the felony grand theft charge reduced to a petty theft charge. D.F. was not convicted of any crime, and went on misdemeanor probation which D.F. was allowed early termination of probation upon completion of 25 hours of community service. - December 2011

Petit Theft

Our client, R.S. was arrested in Jacksonville on a petit theft charge, a misdemeanor offense, punishable by up to one year in jail. Our Jacksonville Petit Theft Attorneys were able to have the case diverted to the State Attorney Rehabiliation program, where our client was able go through counseling. R.S. was never convicted of any crime. - December 2011

Grand Theft Auto

Our client, C.W., was arrested in Jacksonville for grand theft auto, a third degree felony which is punishable by five years in prison. Our Jacksonville grand theft auto attorneys were able to provide the State Attorney with evidence of our client's alibi to the charge. Prior to arraignment, our client's case was DROPPED. - January 2012

Petit Theft

Our client, I.K., was arrested in Jacksonville on given notices to appear on three petit theft charges, occurring within in a two month period. With the help of our experienced Jacksonville theft crimes defense attorneys, the client was NEVER CONVICTED AND NEVER SERVED JAIL TIME OR PROBATION. – February 2012.

Felony Burglary To A Conveyance (Car)

Our client, J.P.G., was arrested in Jacksonville for a third degree felony burglary to a conveyance (car) charge, and a first degree misdemeanor petty theft charge, exposing our client to a total of six years in prison. After talking with the State Attorney’s Office, our experienced Jacksonville theft crimes defense attorneys were able to secure our client a sentence of 4 days in jail with a credit of 4 days time served, keeping our client from returning to jail entirely. Our client was NEVER CONVICTED, NEVER RECEIVED PROBATION, and only was charged court costs. – March 2012

Felony Criminal Mischief

Our client, B.T., was arrested in Jacksonville on a felony criminal mischief charge. Our client was accused of tearing up a bar, including an electronic cash register. A felony criminal mischief charge requires that the damage caused from the incident amount to over $1,000. Our experienced attorneys were able to get the felony charge reduced to a misdemeanor by showing evidence of the value of damage was less that $1,000. Additionally, our experienced Jacksonville criminal mischief defense attorneys were able to plea to the misdemeanor charge on behalf of our client. Our client never had to return to court, and was NEVER CONVICTED OF A CRIME. – April 2012

Failure To Redeliver Leased Property

Our client, C.C., w as arrested in Jacksonville for failure to redeliver leased property, a third degree felony exposing our client to five years’ incarceration. Our experienced Jacksonville criminal defense attorneys were able to have the sentence reduced to one day in jail, which the court gave our client credit for the day served prior to bonding out. Our client served no probation. – April 2012

Dealing In Stolen Property

Our client, K.G. was arrested on four counts of dealing in stolen property, second degree felony charges exposing our client to fifteen years in prison for each charge, as well as four counts of false verification to a pawn broker, third degree felonies exposing our client to five years in prison for each charge, for a grand total of 80 years in prison. Furthermore, our client had just completed thirteen months in prison for gun charges. Our experienced Jacksonville property crimes defense attorneys were able to plea to the charges and received only 120 days in jail, with a 37 day credit for time served, an extremely light punishment compared to what our client was exposed to. Our client was agreed to pay restitution to three of the pawn shops. In cases like these, even though one may pick up additional felony convictions, exposing one to the possibility of being designated a Habitual Offender (H.O.), one still has a chance outside of jail to straighten up one’s life. – May 2012

Grand Theft

Our client, J.K.., was arrested in Jacksonville for grand theft, a third degree felony. Our experienced Jacksonville grand theft defense attorneys were able to convince the State Attorney’s office to reduce the charge to a petit theft charge, a first degree misdemeanor. Our client served no additional jail time, no probation and was NEVER CRIMINALLY CONVICTED. – June 2012.

Shoplifting

Our client, M.E. was arrested in Jacksonville for shoplifting in a department store. Our client had previously been on probation for four felony drug charges, which our client had served six months in jail and received Withholds of Adjudication previously. Our firm was able to avoid the issuance of a felony warrant by being proactive and securing our client a court date for a review of probation. Under Florida law, a third petty theft charge can be a felony charge at the option of the State Attorney’s Office. Our experienced Jacksonville shoplifting and drug crime defense attorneys were able to shield our client from a felony conviction, and were able to have our client’s felony probation reinstated with NO JAIL TIME.– August 2012

Fraud

Our client, M.J., was arrested in Jacksonville on six counts of fraud. The State offered our client a plea deal of ten months in jail with six convictions on our client’s permanent record. Our experienced attorneys were able to plea on behalf of our client in what is referred to as a “straight-up” plea to the Judge. In a straight-up plea, the client admits the crimes to the Judge and has no negotiated sentence or disposition with the State prosecution. Our experienced Jacksonville fraud defense attorneys were able to work with the Judge in the sentencing process, and our client only received probation, but our client was NEVER CONVICTED and NEVER WENT TO JAIL. – October 2012

Felony Failure to Return a Leased Vehicle

Our client, D.P., was arrested in Jacksonville for failing to return a leased vehicle, which is a third degree felony, exposing our client to a possible five year prison sentence. Our firm provided the State Attorney’s Office with proof that our client had loaned the car to another person and that the other person never brought the car back, as well as proof that our client had contacted police when this occurred. Although our client did not have a police report, he remembered the names of the two officers he spoke with, as well as the time and location of the conversation. Because our firm was able to show the State Attorney’s office the truth behind the matter, the State declined to prosecute, and thus the charges were DROPPED. – April 2013

Misdemeanor Petty Theft While On Felony Probation

Our client, T.E., was arrested in Jacksonville for petty theft while on felony probation. Many times, when a defendant is accused of a new charge while on felony probation, a warrant will be issued for violation of probation (VOP). Many times, those accused will be required to serve jail time for the violation. In this case, after Mr. Forbess’ several conversations with our client’s probation officer, our client was able to surrender to the VOP warrant and was subsequently reinstated on probation. Our firm was able to keep our client from being convicted of the petty theft charge, for which our client served NO JAIL TIME. – June 2013

Felony Criminal Mischief

Our client, G.L., was arrested and charged in Jacksonville for two separate incidents of felony criminal mischief, both equally two third degree felony charges, exposing our client to up to ten years in prison. The State Attorney originally offered our client three years in prison, claiming that the victim was extremely upset and was demanding prison time to be served. In exchange for our client’s timely promise of payment on a large restitution figure, our firm was able to have the two felonies reduced to misdemeanors, for which our client received only misdemeanor probation. – May 2013

Felony Failure to Remit Monthly Sales Tax

Our client, T.A. was arrested in Jacksonville for failure to remit monthly sales tax. This felony charge stemmed from our client’s failure to pay the 7% collected on all revenues paid by customers. Our client had previously tried to pay this tax under a “workout” plan with the Florida Department of Revenue, but unfortunately was financially incapable to meet this burden. Had our client been financially capable of paying the unremitted taxes ahead of time, our client would have avoided any charges all together. Our firm was able to secure a lengthy probation sentence for the primary purpose of giving our client time to repay the State of Florida’s money, with NO JAIL TIME AND NO CONVICTION.– May 2013