Criminal allegations in Florida will vary and many of these acts that receive intense focus are violent crimes and crimes involving drugs. However, people can be arrested for many other reasons and these acts can result in harsh penalties including jail time, fines and other short and long-term consequences. Theft is a common crime that can lead to long-term problems. In this category, one act that happens quite frequently is when a person is accused of sudden snatching of the property of another.
Often, this is a crime of opportunity and people who commit it could be doing so on a whim or out of desperation. While there is no excuse, that can be important when the circumstances are assessed based on this law. A criminal defense is imperative for these accusations. With "sudden snatching," the robbery is the taking of property or money from another person and doing so to deprive them of it on a temporary or permanent basis while the alleged victim knows that it is being taken.