Daytona Beach Theft Crime Attorney
Theft Defense Lawyers With 40+ years' Experience
Individuals arrested and charged with theft crimes should seek legal advice from an experienced Daytona Beach theft crime attorney from Buckmaster & Ellzey. We defend all types of criminal cases including theft crimes. For legal advice and guidance following an arrest, contact a Daytona Beach theft crime lawyer before making possible incriminating statements to law enforcement or other authorities.
Why Choose Us?
- Former prosecutors crafting your defense
- Over Three Decades’ shared experience on your side
- Caring, trial-tested defense of your every right
- Winner of 2015 Avvo Clients’ Choice Award
We provide professional legal services and a strong defense for individuals facing criminal theft charges. We bring a unique perspective to our defense cases based on experience working as a prosecutor in the courts. Our goal is reduced charges or case dismissal when defending clients against theft allegations.
If you are facing theft crime charges in Daytona Beach, call (888) 785-6548 today to schedule your case consultation!
Theft Crimes in Florida
Burglary, robbery, larceny, embezzlement, shoplifting, fraud, and identity theft are some of misdemeanor or felony theft crimes. Factors that can affect sentencing by a judge are the existence of prior offenses, use of force or violence during the commission of the crime, weapon use, and the presence of minors at the criminal incident.
A theft crime automatically becomes a felony if the use of force is present and under certain other conditions. Punishment for theft crimes can include:
- Maximum 1 year jail term, fines, probation, counseling, restitution, and community service for a misdemeanor conviction
- Maximum 30 years prison term, large fines, parole, counseling and rehabilitation programs, community service, and restitution for a felony conviction
The loss of certain rights and freedoms that accompany a criminal conviction can have a life changing affect on the offender. Lessened opportunities for employment, college, and career advancement can be the result of a theft crime conviction. An individual guilty of a theft crime may lose certain professional licenses or a child custody award following a divorce. It is important to seek legal representation from experienced Daytona Beach theft crime attorneys who aggressively fight for their clients and protect their constitutional rights. Our lawyers with Buckmaster & Ellzey have the knowledge and skill to defend you against a theft crime charge. Schedule your initial appointment today.
Arrested for a theft crime? Contact a Daytona Beach theft crime lawyer for effective legal defense.
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Q: If I’ve Been Arrested, What Rights Do I Have?A: In our country, being arrested does not deprive you of the many rights you have as a citizen. When you were arrested, you should have been informed of your Miranda Rights. You may ask the police officer why you are being arrested and can refuse to answer questions regarding the charges. You have the right to an attorney and the right to a fair and speedy trial. Using a qualified and experienced Daytona Beach criminal defense attorney will work to your advantage in ensuring your rights are protected.
Why Should I Hire an Attorney to Represent Me?
In the case of Buckmaster & Ellzey, we have prosecuted thousands of cases as an Assistant State Attorney. On the side of criminal defense, we have defended hundreds of individuals, such as you, that have faced charges for criminal offenses. Having served on both sides gives us a unique opportunity to fight for our clients.
We understand how prosecutors operate, the types of evidence that they will bring forth and what arguments they are likely to pursue in a criminal case. This first-hand knowledge allows us to better prepare and successfully resolve cases.
What Are the Differences Between a Misdemeanor and a Felony?Generally, misdemeanors are considered minor offenses. The fines for them will be relatively small and any time spent in jail will be in terms of weeks or months, not years. A felony conviction can result in steep fines, probation, parole and prison sentences for years. They can remain on your permanent record and may adversely affect future educational and employment opportunities. With the assistance of an attorney who is willing to aggressively defend your rights, felony charges can sometimes be reduced to misdemeanors.
What Happens Now That I’ve Been Charged With an Offense?The first step will be what is known as an arraignment. A judge will tell you the charges against you and there are many decisions that will need to be made at this time, such as how you will plea to the charges, what bail will be set at and others. We understand that facing criminal charges can be tough and would like you to take advantage of our experience to help you successfully navigate through the criminal justice system.
How Are Child Support and Alimony Calculated in Florida?If you are going through a divorce, you may be concerned about how much child support or alimony you can receive or will be expected to pay. Alimony is ordered to ensure that both spouses have an equal opportunity of maintaining the same standard of living they enjoyed during the marriage. The higher-earning spouse makes payments to the lower-earning spouse. The amount of the payment is determined based on one party’s need and the other party’s ability to pay. This involves the consideration of a variety of factors, including the length of the marriage, each party’s contribution to the marriage, and the ability of the unemployed spouse to obtain work. Child support, on the other hand, is determined based on Florida’s statutory guidelines. To calculate a child support payment, the court considers the total income of both parties, minus any deductions. The child support order is ultimately determined by what amount is needed to cover the child’s basic living expenses, including food, shelter, childcare, education, and healthcare.
Well-Versed in the Legal Process and Protocols
“He is well-versed in the legal process and protocols. Fortunately, the criminal complaint made against me was frivolous and without merit. Even so, I was able to sleep much better knowing that Jeremy was in my corner.”
They Had My Back
“Not every case works in your favor but knowing you have the right attorney to fight on your behalf is vital. Thankfully having Buckmaster & Ellzey have my back was a success.”
Diligently and Highly Professionally
“Mr. Buckmaster was thorough in explaining legal jargon and procedures that were very alien to me. He was able to suggest my best courses of action and get my charges to a more manageable place so I could have a shot at a good future in society.”
Professional & Responsive
“They were knowledgeable, prompt, professional, and courteous. They took what could be a potentially confusing situation and guided me with stress-free assistance.”
Gets the Best Results
“Jeremy worked hard and smart to get only the best results. Another thing that stood out and was most appreciated was the excellent communication, by phone, email, regular mail, and in person. I always knew what was going on in a timely and efficient manner”
A Team of Compassionate Advocates on Your Side
Former State Prosecutor
40+ Years of Collective Experience