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Grand Theft on the Rise in Palm Beach County, FL

In the State of Florida, if you are being accused or have been freshly arrested for Grand Theft, you must act quickly in obtaining a criminal lawyer. Palm Beach County has recently witnessed several newsworthy arrests for the crimes of grand theft. Recent allegations lodged against Palm Beach residents include “stealing from a West Palm Beach condominium association,” “taking money from a Royal Palm Beach employee,” and “thefts of mailboxes from the Acreage/Loxahatchee area.” Under Florida law Grand Theft is defined under 812.014 as: A person commits theft if he or she knowingly obtains or uses, or endeavors to obtain or to use, the property of another with the intent to, either temporarily or permanently: (a) Deprive the other person of a right to the property or a benefit from… […]

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Arrested on Grand Theft Charges

Arrested on Grand Theft Charges

Two Boynton Beach residents were on a electronic shopping theft spree, accused of leaving Walmart with stolen electronics worth about $1,760. The security guard watched two men leave with a cart full of electronics only to come back shortly after to get more. The second trip resulted in police interception at the exit. Akinsvil Paulvil, 21, and Licence Sineas, 19 are facing grand theft charges and currently held at Palm Beach County jail. In Florida, the seriousness of a theft charge depends upon the amount taken. Theft of $300 or less is misdemeanor petty theft, which is punishable by up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine. Theft or embezzlement of more than $300 is grand theft, a felony that may be subject to a mandatory minimum prison… […]

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Grand Theft Laws in Florida

Grand theft is defined as the unlawful stealing of another’s property that is valued at more than $300. If the property is less than $300, it is considered petty theft. Petty theft is usually the term used for shoplifters and other smaller crimes. Grand theft, of any kind, is considered a felony. The degree of the felony charge is dependent on the value of the stolen property. In order to be convicted of grand theft, the state must prove that the defendant (1) deprived a person of the right to their property or the benefit thereof, or (2) appropriated the property for personal use or for the use of another person who is not entitled to the use of the property, according to the Florida Statutes. The varying degrees of… […]

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How to Deal with a Grand Theft Felony Charge

How to Deal with a Grand Theft Felony Charge

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Why are AC Unit Thefts So Common?

Why are AC Unit Thefts So Common?

The price of copper is at its peak right now, which is causing a large spike in air conditioning thefts and burglary. South Florida is experiencing an immense amount of burglaries where criminals are specifically targeting homes, business, churches, schools, any building with access to an AC unit. Usually, the thieves that steal AC units for their copper are difficult to track down. The homeowner is usually victimized and forced to replace the expensive unit. An interesting case in Arkansas shows how a homeowner caught and tracked down an AC burglary in progress. AC Unit Theft Steven Lynn was sight seeing in the sky with his pilot friend. Suddenly, Lynn saw two men loading up air conditioners and other scrap metal items onto a trailer in front of his house.… […]

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How 2 Bank Robbers Were Caught for Carjacking

How 2 Bank Robbers Were Caught for Carjacking

According to an article in WPTV News Channel 5, three suspects are being held at the Palm Beach County Jail faced with several charges in connection with a bank robbery and carjacking on Tuesday in West Palm Beach. Investigators are saying the bank robbery was an inside job. Assistant manager Barbara Hauck gave information and helped plan the heist with her boyfriend, Juan Mercado, and friend, Clifford Davis, the night before. Hauck informed the men that a large store had made a big deposit and there would be a lot of cash on hand the next day. The FBI says at 9:45 Tuesday morning two men drove a motorcycle inside the Chase Bank on South Dixie Highway. Police say once inside, they pushed a bank employee and stole cash. The… […]

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How to Deal with Grand Theft Charges

How to Deal with Grand Theft Charges

By Florida law, there are several different degrees of theft. However, regardless of the type of theft, or the value of the stolen item, it is a serious offense and will be on a permanent criminal record. If you have been charged with a theft-related crime, contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer that can help you through the process. Miami, Fl is the 5th highest city for grand theft incidences. According to WPTV News Channel 5, West Palm Beach Police are investigating a carjacking that led to a shooting. It happened just before 3 a.m. Friday around 45th Street and Village Boulevard. 
Authorities say a man was shot in the leg and taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center where he is expected to survive. 
Police are searching for as many as three men who they… […]

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What Happens if I’m Charged with Grand Theft?

What Happens if I’m Charged with Grand Theft?

By Florida law, there are several different degrees of theft. However, regardless of the type of theft, or the value of the stolen item, it is a serious offense and will be on a permanent criminal record. If you have been charged with a theft-related crime, contact an experience criminal defense lawyer to assist you through the process. Miami, Fl is the 5th highest city for grand theft incidences. 812.014  Theft.– (1)  A person commits theft if he or she knowingly obtains or uses, or endeavors to obtain or to use, the property of another with intent to, either temporarily or permanently: (a)  Deprive the other person of a right to the property or a benefit from the property. (b) Appropriate the property to his or her own use or to the… […]

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Robbery Cases in Palm Beach County

Robbery Cases in Palm Beach County

Investigators from different police agencies may add 5 more robberies to the recent theft cases involving women who have been drugging men in bars and stealing their cash and jewelry. As reported by Michael Laforgia from Palm Beach Post, “If the crimes are connected to thefts that first prompted detectives to compare notes last week, it means at least two women are responsible for 10 robberies in the past eight weeks. Police suspect they made off with more than $50,000 in valuables.” Robbery is the crime of taking or attempting to take something of value by force or threat of force and or by putting the victim in fear. At common law, robbery is defined as taking the property of another, with the intent to permanently deprive the person of… […]

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Boynton Beach Man Charged with $39,000 Grand Theft

Boynton Beach Man Charged with $39,000 Grand Theft

A man from Boynton Beach, Florida, has just been charged with stealing $39,000 from his client. The man was accused of recovering money from an unclaimed property foreclosure and then never returning the money to its’ rightful owner. The State of Florida’s Department of Financial Services has been investigating this crime since last year and finally took the man into custody on March 30. He was released on bond later that day. What is Grand Theft in Palm Beach County? There are many acts of stealing that fall under the Florida “theft” law. Property can be anything from shoplifting to stolen cargo. Grand theft is the most serious offense. Any property taken that has a value of more than $300 is considered to be grand theft. Grand theft penalties vary… […]

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