An act of theft occurs when an individual knowingly and intentionally obtains or exerts unauthorized control over the property of another, with intent to deprive the owner of his or her property.
The theft of property or assets includes not only simply taking without authorization or knowledge of the owner of the property or assets, but also when the use of deception to gain control over the property of another, or deceiving law enforcement during a property or asset dispute by claiming the property or assets in question was stolen.
There are two basic levels of criminal theft:
In order for the prosecution to obtain a conviction in a criminal theft case, it must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the alleged act of theft was knowingly and intentionally committed.
Theft crimes may be occur in various forms, such as:
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David Kaplow received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton, his Master of Arts degree from the University of Chicago, and his Juris Doctor from Florida State University.
For over 20 years, David Kaplow has been practicing criminal defense law on the Treasure Coast. When he began his career as an Assistant Public Defender, David Kaplow successfully defended his clients with dedication and compassion. He was quickly promoted to handle major felony charges while serving as the head of the Misdemeanor Division in Martin County.
David Kaplow has helped thousands of clients charged with both misdemeanors and felonies. He also has extensive experience representing clients in jury trials on charges ranging from misdemeanor offenses such as DUI, domestic battery and retail theft, to more serious felonies like drug sales, aggravated battery, sexual offenses, attempted murder and murder.