Shoplifting & Theft Cases

Shoplifting, or petty theft is a common offense that can have very embarrassing consequences.

Imagine sitting in a Courtroom surrounded by other people. The people around you may have only committed minor traffic violations like running a Stop sign or speeding.

It can be a very uncomfortable experience when your case is called and the theft charge is publicly announced. 

You can avoid this public drama by hiring me to represent you in Court. In most cases, my clients never have to spend a day in jail or even appear in court.

Although a large portion of my practice is DUI defense, I have seen my client base grow to encompass petty theft cases.

I believe the reason for this is that the two charges tend to involve people who aren't really "criminals" but rather people who made a mistake by not thinking through their actions at a given moment. In both situations, my clients are generally the type of people that consider themselves good, law abiding citizens, but who made a mistake and did something out of character.
 

 
Consequences


Even a first offense petty theft conviction may result in fines of up to $1000.00 and may also be punished by imprisonment jail for up to six months, or even by both a fine and jail time.

In addition to fines and jail time, a defendant may be subject to up to $500.00 in civil damages, and may have to reimburse the full purchase price of the items taken.

Parents of minors convicted of shoplifting can be held civilly liable for money damages, court costs and the value of the merchandise taken.

If you find yourself in this situation, please call us.
 


 

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Shoplifting, or petty theft is a very common charge.

You need good legal help on even a minor case as a conviction for theft can have life-long consequences.

Some case can be reduced to INFRACTION status- like a speeding ticket.

 

 

 

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