Petit Theft, Grand Theft & Retail Theft


It is never easy to face criminal charges, or to go through the criminal investigation process. After all, jail time, big fines, and a permanently marked criminal record can all have a major impact on your life. If you ever needed to take something seriously, it is during this exact situation. So, instead of bringing in the first attorney you find, it would be wise to go with an experienced criminal defense specialist. The Law Offices of R. Wayne Richter have defended many people in your shoes before, and that experience can make all the difference in your case.

Among the many types of cases taken by attorney Wayne Richter are petit theft, grand theft and retail theft. Petit theft involves taking property valued between $100-$300, while grand theft has multiple classifications and is for property taken between $300 and over $100,000. Retail theft is a different area, defined as “knowingly, or intentionally, (1) taking merchandise, (2) removing or altering a price tag, (3) placing merchandise into another container, as well as other acts described in Florida Statute 812.015(1)(d), with the intent to deprive the merchant of the possession of an item, or items, or the full retail value of the item or items.” Obviously, with so many different classifications of different types of theft, your individual case will determine your best course of action. But, because theft charges can affect your current job, future job prospects, and housing situation, it is critical that you have a knowledgable attorney on your side.

When it comes to theft charges, there may be a ton of fines on the line, as well as significant jail time. However, Wayne Richter knows the proper defense tactics for these difficult situations. He also has seen enough in the industry to give you the best advice on which direction to take your case. With your freedoms on the line, shouldn’t you take every measure possible to defend yourself? Contact The Law Offices of R. Wayne Richter, today, and get started with a free initial consultation.

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