Fort Lauderdale Theft and Property Crimes Defense Attorney


Criminal defense attorney Michael Salazar of Fort Lauderdale’s Salazar Law Firm fights for the rights of clients who have been accused of all classifications of theft. Regardless of whether you have been arrested for misdemeanor shoplifting or you’re under investigation for trafficking in stolen property, you’re going to require the services of a criminal defense lawyer who is knowledgeable about Florida criminal law and has extensive experience in the criminal courtrooms of Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. Michael Salazar has been representing men, women, and juveniles who have been accused of theft for over twenty years. He has built his reputation by accepting some of the toughest cases—believing that everyone is entitled to quality criminal defense. Contact him immediately to discuss the details of your theft case.

Theft Crimes in Florida

While there are exceptions, in most cases the cumulative dollar amount of the property allegedly taken determines whether theft is classified as a misdemeanor or a felony by the respective state attorney’s offices. Petit theft is charged when the value is less than $300, and grand theft is charged when the cumulative value of the property is $300 or greater. In this regard, Florida law makes no real distinction between the act of stealing property or being in possession of stolen property. For example, stealing a car or being in possession of that same stolen car, regardless of whether you are also accused of stealing it, carry the same penalties. Additionally, your intent to eventually return stolen property is inconsequential. Theft means to permanently or temporarily deprive one of the use of one’s property. The burden of proof remains with the police and the prosecuting attorney on the case. Criminal defense attorney Michael Salazar represents clients who have been accused of:

  • Petit Theft
  • Grand Larceny
  • Grand Theft Auto
  • Trafficking in Stolen Property
  • Possession of Stolen Property
  • Retail Theft (Shoplifting)
  • Theft of Auto Parts
  • Burglary with Theft
  • Robbery
  • Theft of a Firearm
  • Fraud
  • Embezzlement

Private South Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you’ve been charged with theft or found to be in possession of stolen property, you need to contact the Salazar Law Firm immediately. Delays in securing the services of a qualified, professional criminal defense attorney can jeopardize your case.

To schedule an appointment with one of the premier criminal defense attorneys of Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties, call (954) 278-8314.

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Our Locations

Main Office
888 South Andrews Ave.
Suite 203
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone: (954) 278-8314
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