Jacksonville, FL asked in Criminal Law for Florida

Q: What are the grounds needed to prove grand theft? And also can a warrant be issued 6months after an alleged grand theft

Can a warrant be issued on word of complaint alone 6 months after alleged incident

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Sasha Dadan Bonna
Sasha Dadan Bonna
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Fort Pierce, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: The Statute of limitations on a third degree felony is three years. To prove the crime of grand theft the State must prove beyond a reasonable doubt:

1. (Defendant) knowingly and unlawfully [obtained or used] [endeavored to obtain or to use] the (property alleged) of (victim).

2. [He] [She] did so with intent to, either temporarily or permanently,

a. deprive (victim) of [his] [her] right to the property or any benefit from it.

b. appropriate the property of (victim) to [his] [her] own use or to the use of any person not entitled to it.

Once the State has proven the above the State is then charged with proving the value of the property taken.

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