UNDERSTANDING THEFT CHARGES
To prove the crime of theft, the State must prove beyond a reasonable doubt:
1. The Defendant knowingly and unlawfully obtained or used property of the alleged victim.
2. The Defendant so acted with intent to temporarily or permanently deprive the victim of his/her property or appropriate the property of the victim to his/her own use or to the use of any person not entitled to the property.
The degrees of theft are defined by the value of the property taken ranging from less than $100 to more than $100,000. Other elements defined by Statute can also enhance the consequences/penalties regarding theft. Crimes of theft are addressed in Section 812.014, Florida Statutes.
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