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Theft Property Crimes Put a Skilled and Trial-Proven Attorney in Your Corner

Miami Theft & Property Crimes Attorney

Also Serving Defendants throughout Fort Lauderdale

State law in Florida protects the rights of property owners. When a person steals, damages, or intrudes on the property of another party, it can result in criminal charges. Alleged theft or property crimes are taken very seriously by prosecutors and convictions can carry stiff consequences. In addition to possible incarceration and fines, the effect of having this type offense on a criminal record can create substantial hardships for people when applying for jobs or housing.

If you think you might be under investigation or you were already arrested for an alleged theft or property offense in Florida, you should refuse to make any kind of statement to authorities until you have legal counsel. The Hoffman Firm fights to protect the rights of alleged offenders all over Miami and Fort Lauderdale.

If you are in Miami, call (305) 928-1669 now or contact our firm online for a free consultation about how to proceed with your case. If you are in Broward County call 954-737-3004.

Types of Property Crimes in Miami

The classification of most theft and property offenses is based on the value of the property that was stolen or damaged. Additional factors such as the presence of the alleged victim or the use of a dangerous weapon can be aggravating factors.

While some cases are misdemeanor offenses, many other crimes result in felony charges. It is important to understand that any prior convictions for theft can lead to enhanced sentences.

A few of the most common types of theft and property offenses in Florida include:

Civil Penalties for Florida Theft Offenses

Criminal charges are not the only issues that alleged offenders may have to deal with when accused of theft. Victims of theft could be entitled to, “threefold the actual damages sustained and, in any such action, is entitled to minimum damages in the amount of $200, and reasonable attorney’s fees and court costs in the trial and appellate courts.”

In such cases, an alleged victim must send a written demand for the damages sought to the alleged offender. If the alleged offender does not pay the alleged injured party within 30 days, the alleged victim can file a lawsuit against the alleged offender. This means that a person who is convicted of a theft crime in Florida may be ordered to pay fines, restitution, and still be subject to civil damages.

Many individuals and businesses will seek to take advantage of Florida’s Civil Theft statute because of the possibility of recovering treble damages (triple the amount of the actual or compensatory damages). It is important to understand that the clear and convincing evidence standard used in these cases is a much tougher burden for plaintiffs to satisfy than the preponderance of the evidence standard used in most civil cases, which makes it critical for all alleged offenders to have skilled defense attorneys.

Call (305) 928-1669 if your case is out of Miami, 954-737-3004 if your case is out of Broward County, now to meet with us during a free consultation. Serving clients in Miami and Fort Lauderdale.

Why Should You Choose The Hoffman Firm?

Here Are Six Reasons
  • Client-Focused Representation

    Our Firm is dedicated to client satisfaction. We are available 24/7 to help those in need.

  • Decades of Experience

    Attorney Evan Hoffman has over two decades of experience fighting for the accused.

  • Premier Criminal Defense Firm

    Experienced Attorney Evan Hoffman has handled some of the most high profile and complex cases.

  • Proven Track Record

    Client satisfaction is our top priority. At The Hoffman Firm we take great pride in our success and case victories.

  • Florida Former State Prosecutor

    Attorney Evan Hoffman has extensive knowledge of the strategies used by prosecutors throughout Florida.

  • Free Initial Consultation

    We offer free initial consultations to ensure that we have your best interests in mind.

Hear it From Our Clients

Read What Past Clients Had to Say
  • “As busy as he is, I was always able to get a hold of him. He provided me his personal cell phone and I was always able to text him if I had any questions.”

    - John
  • “Evan was able to get all my charges dismissed and now 6 months after the worst mistake of my life (getting arrested), Evan was able to give me my life back.”

    - Stacy
  • “Clearly a master of the law. I am a true client and not a competitor who writes mean and derogatory reviews just to bash the competition. Mr. Hoffman met me after hours, understood my legal issues and ...”

    - Armando
  • “I know that I am grateful for all of Evan's hard work and can without a doubt recommend him to my friends, family and all of those out there on the world wide web.”

    - Joshua
  • “If anyone is ever arrested or even under investigation, I can assure you the only person you need to call is EVAN!”

    - John

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Record Of Success

Aggressive Traffic Ticket Defense
  • Case Dismissed Possession of Marijuana

    We filed a motion to suppress the stop based upon an illegal search and seizure. The Judge ruled that the officer did not have probable cause to stop the client.

  • Charges Dropped Felony Possession of a Firearm

    Our client was arrested for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and grand theft of a firearm.

  • Charges Dismissed Domestic Violence - Battery

    Mr. Hoffman was able to convince the State Attorney’s Office to drop all charges.