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It is important to consult an experienced Tampa criminal defense attorney before entering a plea to a theft or fraud charge. This is especially true if this is your first offense, and even if it is only a misdemeanor. There are usually options besides pleading guilty or no contest that are less harmful to your future. The initial consultation is free. Please discuss your case with me before it is too late to avoid any unintended consequences.

You may feel that it is best to put this behind you and accept your punishment. However, entering a plea to a theft or a fraud case without consulting a Tampa criminal lawyer is a mistake that can have serious and harmful effects on your future beyond the immediate criminal consequences. There is much more involved than simple honesty and repentance. A criminal record for theft or fraud will make it difficult or impossible to find the housing and employment of your choice, and you may also lose your driving license, become ineligible to vote, to seek public office, or to obtain a professional license for nursing, teaching, or law enforcement, among other consequences.

Whether the charge is a felony or a misdemeanor, your Tampa criminal attorney may be able to convince the prosecutor to allow you to participate in a diversion program. The successful completion of a diversion program will result in your charges being dismissed, perhaps making you eligible for the sealing and expungement of your record.

Charges like forgery and worthless checks require the presentation of specific evidence. I know what the state needs to prove and how to take advantage when they either don’t have it, or would prefer not to bother with it. There is no substitute for experience.

Whether you are a first time offender eligible for diversion, or this is not your first trip to the rodeo, I will use my experience to devise a strategy to minimize the impact of your charge. When it comes to suppressing the evidence against you, or raising a reasonable doubt at trial, there is no substitute for knowing the system and how to get things done. I have been handling theft and fraud cases for over sixteen years. If you are in a bind, I am a mere telephone call away from finding a way to help you out of it.

I have handled case involving all types of cases relating to theft and fraud, including: