Any conviction for a crime involving dishonesty or false statement will cause your testimony to be subject to impeachment in Florida for the rest of your life. Such a conviction will also seriously jeopardize career and employment opportunities.
Of course any felony conviction always carries lifelong consequences including limitations of firearms, voting rights, prison potential and many other matters. In the state of Florida, theft crimes usually vary in severity based on the amount of money and or property stolen as well as any force or violence was used in the commission of the crime.
If the value of the money and/or property stolen was less than $300.00, the crime is usually charged as a misdemeanor. If the value of the money and/or property is in excess Of $300.00, the crime will usually be charged as a felony grand theft. The theft of certain items, such as a firearm, a motor vehicle, a will or codicil, a fire extinguisher or a stop sign, will automatically result in a felony irrespective of the value of the property.
It is imperative that you have an experienced and qualified criminal trial attorney. The numerous life-changing consequences of a theft conviction call for action immediately.