Auto theft in the State of Florida is generally charged as a form of Grand theft. Additionally, the state may pursue charges of carjacking or failure to return a rental car depending on the nature of the offense.
Anyone who obtains or steals a motor vehicle that is not otherwise authorized and intends to deprive another of their rightful property commits auto theft in the State of Florida.
Auto Theft Lawyer in Broward County, FL
Have you or a loved one been charged with auto theft in Broward County, FL? If so, it is in your best interests to retain legal counsel immediately. Your attorney will be able to assist you in preparing the best defense to prove your innocence or minimize any criminal penalties you may face.
Evan A. Hoffman is a criminal defense attorney in Fort Lauderdale who represents clients accused of theft crimes all over Broward County, including Fort Lauderdale, Margate, Dania Beach, Lauderhill, Hallandale Beach, and many surrounding areas. Call (954) 524-4474 today to have our lawyer review your case during a free, confidential consultation.
Felony Charges for Auto Theft in Broward County
Auto theft is a form of grand theft, and subsequently shares many of the same felonious punishments. Failure to return a rental car is treated as a third degree felony and shares the punishments of grand theft in the third degree.
Carjacking is a felony of the first degree punishable by life in prison, a fine of up to 15 000 dollars or both if the accused used a deadly weapon during the alleged commission of the offense. If the accused did not allegedly carry a weapon, carjacking is punishable by up to 30 years in prison, a fine of up to 10 000 dollars, or both.
The Hoffman Firm Lawyer for Auto Theft Crimes in Broward County, Florida
If you have been arrested or you think you could be under investigation for an alleged auto theft offense in South Florida, you will want to seek legal representation as soon as possible. The Hoffman Firm can help you explore all of your legal options.
Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney Evan A. Hoffman defends clients in Sunrise, Davie, Plantation, Deerfield Beach, Pembroke Pines, and other nearby communities in Broward County. He can provide an honest and thorough evaluation of your case as soon as you call (954) 524-4474 or complete an online contact form to schedule a free consultation.
Evan A. Hoffman
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