Theft crimes can include numerous charges, but one of the most common is misdemeanor shoplifting charges. The penalties for this type of theft crime can vary just a widely as the possible charges. Due to the widely varying penalties that can be assigned, it is important to seek the assistance of a shoplifting-misdemeanor attorney if you have been charged with shoplifting.
Many times, the accused is actually innocent of the shoplifting charge, and they are simply guilty of forgetting about something in their cart or in their child’s stroller. An overzealous loss prevention officer cracks down on the innocent person, and charges are filed. Criminal intent must be proved, and a lack of criminal intent is one of the best defenses our shoplifting-misdemeanor lawyers will use to protect your rights.
Contact our office to discuss the circumstances of your case with our attorneys that specialize in shoplifting-misdemeanor cases. We are also here to help your minor children. A teen that has been charged with shoplifting could be saddled with a criminal record that will follow them for the rest of their life. If your child is facing theft charges, it is imperative that you seek the help of a shoplifting-misdemeanor attorney.