The law is clear: theft is illegal. But while it is the law that can put you behind bars if you are found guilty of theft in our state, specific nuances within the law can be helpful when trying to prove and defend against theft charges.
So, what do we mean when we talk about theft in Florida? The term can cover a variety of crimes, including larceny, stealing, shoplifting, misappropriation, conversion, and other similar offenses. But regardless of the actual crime, a person commits theft under Florida law if:
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