Theft is a broad, catch-all term proscribed in Florida Statutes § 812.014. Theft is defined as intentionally obtaining or using, or attempting to obtain or use the property of another, without their consent, with the intention of either permanently OR temporarily depriving the person of a right or benefit of the property.
It is important to note that even if someone takes something with the intention of later returning it, that person has still committed the offense of theft.
If you need legal counsel concerning theft charges, please contact Ben Bollinger at the number to the left or below. A Panama City native with a law practice in Bay County since 1996, Ben Bollinger is familiar with the intricacies of local law and dedicated to providing top-notch defense against criminal charges.