Property crimes include criminal mischief and vandalism, burglary, dealing in stolen property, scheme to defraud, trespass, arson, grand theft, employee theft, petit theft, larceny, shoplifting, burglary of a vehicle, burglary of an unoccupied dwelling and burglary of an occupied dwelling. A property crime is technically defined as a criminal act that occurs when a person takes another’s property without consent. This deprivation of property can be either temporary or permanent.
Penalties for property crimes can range from a trespass which is a second degree misdemeanor all the way up to life in prison for an armed burglary of an occupied dwelling. A burglary has not occurred if an individual has simply entered onto or into someone’s home, car or structure. The State must prove that the potential offender did so with the intent to commit a crime therein. An example of this is entering one’s home with the intent to take property.
What Are You Charged With?
|Florida Statute||Felony Degree||Description|
|812.014(3)(c)||3rd||Petit theft (3rd conviction); theft of any property not specified in subsection (2).|
|832.05(2)(b)&(4)(c)||3rd||Knowing, making, issuing worthless checks $150 or more or obtaining property in return for worthless check $150 or more.|
|806.13(1)(b)3.||3rd||Criminal mischief; damage $1,000 or more to public communication or any other public service.|
|810.09(2)(e)||3rd||Trespassing on posted commercial horticulture property.|
|812.014(2)(c)1.||3rd||Grand theft, 3rd degree; $300 or more but less than $5,000.|
|812.014(2)(d)||3rd||Grand theft, 3rd degree; $100 or more but less than $300, taken from unenclosed curtilage of dwelling.|
|817.481(3)(a)||3rd||Obtain credit or purchase with false, expired, counterfeit, etc., credit card, value over $300.|
|817.52(3)||3rd||Failure to redeliver hired vehicle.|
|810.09(2)(c)||3rd||Trespass on property other than structure or conveyance armed with firearm or dangerous weapon.|
|812.0145(2)(b)||2nd||Theft from person 65 years of age or older; $10,000 or more but less than $50,000.|
|812.015(8)||3rd||Retail theft; property stolen is valued at $300 or more and one or more specified acts.|
|812.019(1)||2nd||Stolen property; dealing in or trafficking in.|
|812.16(2)||3rd||Owning, operating, or conducting a chop shop.|
|812.014(2)(b)1.||2nd||Property stolen $20,000 or more, but less than $100,000, grand theft in 2nd degree.|
|812.014(2)(b)2.||2nd||Property stolen; cargo valued at less than $50,000, grand theft in 2nd degree.|
|812.015(9)||2nd||Retail theft; property stolen $300 or more; second or subsequent conviction.|
|812.014(2)(a)||1st||Property stolen, valued at $100,000 or more; cargo stolen valued at $50,000 or more; property stolen while causing other property damage; 1st degree grand theft.|
|812.014(2)(b)3.||2nd||Property stolen, emergency medical equipment; 2nd degree grand theft.|
|812.0145(2)(a)||1st||Theft from person 65 years of age or older; $50,000 or more.|