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Grand Theft is simply the charge when an individual is accused of stealing or misappropriated monetary funds or property that is more than $300. That said Grand Theft is not as easy to prove as one may think. The prosecutor has the affirmative burden to prove  that the Defendant had the intent to permanently deprive the victim and that the value is at least $300. Often times a skilled and assertive lawyer can provide information to the State Attorney’s Office demonstrating the value of the property in question is less than $300. If so, the State may drop the charges down to misdemeanor Petit Theft. Also, if you are charged with Grand Theft and you have had no prior criminal record you may be eligible for Pre-Trial Intervention. A theft charge on a person’s record could be damaging for life. Most employers would not hire an individual who has been convicted of stealing. Therefore, if you or someone you know has been charged with Grand Theft or any crime dealing with alleged stealing it is prudent to hire a lawyer to hopefully have the charged dropped then sealed and expunged.  

Contact Seminole County Criminal Defense Lawyer, Ryan Yadav, 24 hours a day 7 days a week, for a free consultation if you have been charged, accused, or are under investigation for theft of more than $300.