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Category: Hurricane Season


DEC. 6 2018
Retail Theft Attorney West Palm Beach | Looting Laws
Retail Theft Attorney West Palm Beach | Looting Laws

Looting is always a problem after a major natural disaster, and some people suddenly think that the normal laws regarding property and ownership stop applying and that anything that’s available can simply be taken.

 

Charges

 

According to Florida state law, the punishment for a crime classified as criminal mischief depends on the extent of the damage committed. If the total amount of damage is less than $200, the offender will be charged with a second-degree misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine. If the total amount of damage is …

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SEP. 21 2017
Reduced to Looting after Irma? Charges You Can Face
Reduced to Looting after Irma? Charges You Can Face
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Hurricane Irma was a devastating, record-breaking storm that ravaged our state. In its wake, we find ourselves cleaning up wreckage, waiting for power to come back on, and assessing damage.

 

For many, though, desperation settles in as stores and homes remain shuttered and necessities like gas, food, and water are difficult to come by.

 

Some people deal with these circumstances and wait for places to reopen. Others decide not to wait and are reduced to looting from evacuated properties across South Florida.

 

Looting Fears Become Florida Reality

 

We’ve seen the stories of looters from the …

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