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?

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Florida StatuteFelony DegreeDescription

LEVEL 1

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.

LEVEL 2

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.

LEVEL 3

810.09(2)(c)
3rd
Trespass on property other than structure or conveyance armed with firearm or dangerous weapon.

LEVEL 5

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.

LEVEL 6

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.

LEVEL 7

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.