Grand Theft

In Florida, theft is classified as Grand Theft when the value of the property taken is $300 or more.


§812.014, Fla. Stat.

To prove the crime of Grand Theft, the State must prove the following three elements beyond a reasonable doubt:

           1.  The Defendant knowingly and unlawfully obtained or used or endeavored to obtain or to use the property of the alleged victim; and

           2. The Defendant did so with intent to, either temporarily or permanently, 

                       (a) deprive the alleged victim of his or her right to the property or any benefit from it, or
                       (b) appropriate the property of the alleged victim to his or her own use or to the use of any person not entitled to it; and

           3. The property was valued at $300 or more.

Penalties for Grand Theft

The penalties will vary depending upon the value of the property taken.