Representing Clients Nationwide
A conviction of shoplifting can have consequences that last years and negatively affect your criminal record and reputation. If you have been charged with shoplifting, an experienced criminal defense lawyer can work with you to stand up for your rights, protect your reputation, and defend you against shoplifting charges. The attorneys at Chávez Law Group handle these types of theft cases across the country, and they have a long history of successful defense strategies that have helped clients avoid conviction.
Penalties for Shoplifting
Shoplifting is a serious crime that may be considered a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on factors like the value of goods allegedly stolen or the accused’s past criminal history. The laws vary by state, but penalties for a shoplifting conviction may range from fines on the conservative end to jail time for more serious or repeated offenses. A person may be charged with shoplifting if they are caught:
- Switching or removing price tags
- Removing security tags and other theft-prevention devices
- Purposely obscuring security cameras
- Hiding items under clothing
- Taking items out of packaging and hiding them
Understanding Your Rights
Most clients who seek a criminal defense assistance have little knowledge of what the charges mean and what possible penalties they are facing. You should know exactly what your rights are throughout every step in the criminal process, and we’ll ensure you are fully informed of the criminal process, your rights, and your defense options moving forward.
Building a Shoplifting Defense
Creating a strong defense against the prosecution’s evidence involves knowing where to look for answers. Our attorneys have been working within the criminal defense system for decades, and we understand how to handle shoplifting cases in a manner that improves our clients’ situation. We are happy to answer your questions about shoplifting charges and the potential consequences of a conviction. Once we investigate the arrest and review evidence, our legal team can help you create a personalized defense plan designed to protect your freedom and reputation.
How to Hire A Criminal Defense Attorney
The experienced attorneys at Chávez Law Group can help you protect your reputation by building a strong case refuting the shoplifting charges against you. Please contact us as soon as possible to schedule a consultation and share the details of your case.