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Theft & Fraud

Theft Crimes Orlando and Central Florida Theft & Fraud Charges Attorneys

Theft and fraud offenses are serious and may leave those accused facing harsh criminal penalties if convicted. In addition, individuals often find that being found guilty of a crime impacts their reputations, careers, and other areas of their lives in ways they never considered. When you have been arrested or are under investigation for shoplifting, identity theft, forgery, home invasion, or other related crimes, it is vital to consult with a skilled and aggressive Orlando theft and fraud charges attorney. At Adams & Luka, we are dedicated to providing you with the outstanding legal support and guidance essential to obtaining the best possible result in your case.

With more than 30 years of combined experience, we are capable, committed, and believe in a personal approach to every client's needs. We know that those who have never been charged with a theft or fraud crime are uncertain of what to expect, and often frightened regarding the future. You probably have many questions about the criminal justice system in central Florida, and what all is involved. There are various legal options that may be available, depending on the details of your case. Ultimately, our goal is to have charges dismissed, or to reach a not guilty verdict should your case go to trial.

Some of our areas of focus regarding theft and fraud charges include:

Representing Clients Charged with Misdemeanor or Felony Theft and Fraud Crimes in Orlando

Shoplifting, identity theft, embezzlement, fraud, larceny - there are many crimes that fall into the categories of theft and fraud. Some may be charged as a misdemeanor, while others may be charged as felonies. Generally speaking, a felony conviction will result in penalties that are harsher than those typically handed down for a misdemeanor. Some of the consequences you may face if convicted depending on the offense and your criminal history include:

  • Substantial fines or court fees/costs
  • Jail/prison time
  • Probation and community service
  • Loss of professional license
  • Driver's license suspension
  • Loss of a college scholarship
  • Termination of employment/difficulty finding future employment

We know the serious consequences you face, and possess the skill, experience, and understanding of how prosecutors and police work necessary to reach positive results. When your freedom and future are potentially at risk, it is urgent that you speak with a highly qualified Orlando criminal defense lawyer.

Contact Adams & Luka Today

Shoplifting may seem like a minor crime while stealing someone's identity is far more serious. Regardless of how minor or serious your situation seems, it is important to seek legal guidance right away, as there may be alternative options such as a diversion or intervention program that can reduce the damaging and negative consequences. We offer a free consultation, so call us now at (407) 872-0307 or (352) 787-2101.

Client Reviews

I would like thank my attorney Thomas Luka. I knew from the beginning I had the right guy in my corner. While celebrating with family and friends at a Public Park in Seminole County, a fight broke out among various people. Myself, and a good friend, broke up the fight and the instigators left. Six months later, I was wrongly accused as the person who started the fight. The first attorney I hired could not even get a response from the State Attorney handling the case. Someone referred me to Tom and I felt comfortable at his demeanor and reactions.

After conversations with Tom, who knew I would settle for nothing less than a FULL DISMISSAL due to my innocence, I hired him. His firm of Adams and Luka did the due diligence by interviewing witnesses and the police who were on the scene, as well as starting a dialogue with the State Attorney. After gathering statements from witnesses, Tom was able to present a strong argument on my behalf to the State Attorney on why the case should be dismissed. If the State Attorney was not willing to dismiss the case, Tom was ready to take the case to trial.

The result by Thomas Luka: Case Dismissed.

I am 53 years old with a spotless record and glad to keep it that way thanks to the time, effort, hard work, and professionalism of the Adams and Luka and Tom Luka.

Earl from Mesquite
Thomas Luka left a life-long great impression of lawyers. He was always professional, on time, and answered things honestly. From the start and during the 14 months it went on - Tom was very upfront and honest with me about the possible outcomes. The result was better than I had hoped for. Tom really over-delivered. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Marcela Giorgi
Adams and Luka were very professional and savvy in the courtroom. When you're in court with Mr. Luka you will think you have the best attorney there. I recommend this law firm. Pioneer Tech
Rich Adams is an outstanding criminal attorney. I have had the opportunity to refer several friends and clients to his practice for handling of criminal matters, and on every occasion he has produced an excellent result. Rich practices with attention to detail, a thorough knowledge of the law, and a passion to defend his clients. I will continue to refer clients to Rich Adams, and would strongly recommend him for your legal needs. Brian Pink