The Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorneys at Rainka Law represent clients through the Jacksonville area for a variety of criminal offenses that are classified as “property crimes.” Before you speak with any law enforcement officer about the allegations against you, contact Rainka Law to speak to an attorney about the specific facts and circumstances of your case.
Our offices are located in downtown Jacksonville, just a few blocks from the courthouse. We represent clients charged with property crimes in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida and the surrounding areas of St. Johns County, Nassau County, Clay County, and Baker County. Call Rainka Law at 904.516.5426 today.
PROPERTY CRIMES DEFINED IN FLORIDA
Property crimes are generally defined in Florida as an intentional criminal act that results in the taking or destruction of another person’s property without the owner’s consent. The definition of property crimes includes both misdemeanor and felony offense.
Property crimes are usually distinguished from violent crimes that involve the a threat of force or actual force in order to accomplish the taking of property. The most common type of property crimes involving violence include robbery.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF PROPERTY CRIMES IN FLORIDA
The severity of the offense depends on the value of the property taken or damaged. Finding the proper valuation of the property is often an important part of the defense. Types of property crimes commonly prosecuted in Florida including the following:
- Criminal Mischief or Vandalism;
- Dealing in Stolen Property ;
- Scheme to Defraud;
- Burning to Defraud an Insurance Company;
- Burglary of a Vehicle, Occupied Dwelling, or Unoccupied Dwelling.
A property crime is defined as a criminal act that occurs when a person takes another person’s property without consent. When a person destroys another person’s property, it is also considered a property crime under Florida law.
If you have been arrested for a property crime contact the Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorneys at Rainka Law to discuss your case.