In the State of Florida, criminal code Section 812.014 governs the laws pertaining to the crime of theft. Theft is classified as either petit theft or grand theft, depending on the value of the property that was allegedly stolen. It is then broken down in specific degrees of petit theft or grand theft based on the value of the property.
For example, if you are accused of stealing any property that is valued at more than $300, it will be considered grand theft according to the law. However, this does not mean you will actually be charged with grand theft, as the prosecutors typically have discretion to charge even a grand theft a lesser included offense of petit theft. Continue reading