Theft of a Firearm
Section 812.014, F.S., provides that a person commits theft if he or she knowingly obtains or uses, or endeavors to obtain or use, the property of another with intent to, either temporarily or permanently:
- deprive the other person of a right to the property or a benefit from the property;
- appropriate the property to his or her own use or to the use of any person not entitled to the use of the property.
Theft of a firearm can be charged as a third degree felony, regardless of the value of the firearm. A third degree felony is punishable by up to five (5) years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
The crime of “theft of a firearm” is classified as a level 4 offense for purposes of Florida’s Criminal Punishment Code offense severity ranking level chart as explained in Section 921.0022(3)(d), F.S.
Attorney for Theft of a Firearm in Tampa, FL
If you were accused of stealing a gun or firearm, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Sammis Law Firm.
We fight cases throughout the greater Tampa Bay area.
Contact us to set up an office or phone consultation. During the consultation, we can discuss the theft charge pending against you, the penalties for that offense, and the best defenses.
This article was last updated on Friday, April 21, 2023.