Shoplifting may seem like a minor offence, but it can come with serious and lasting consequences. If you are charged with shoplifting, it is important that you contact an experienced criminal defence lawyer immediately who can protect your rights and guide you through the legal process. We can explain your options and help you build a solid defence against the charges laid against you.
Shoplifting is the act of taking something or attempting to take something from a store without paying. If a security guard stops you and they call the police, you may be charged with shoplifting. Shoplifting is usually classified as theft under or over $5000, depending on the nature of the incident. You could face fines, restitution orders, probation or jail time if you are convicted of shoplifting. You will also have a criminal record which could make it hard to find employment and travel.
At Andrews Benko & Associates, we understand that this can be a stressful time. We know how important it is to have a lawyer who will work hard on your case and help you get through it as quickly and efficiently as possible. Our criminal lawyers have years of experience handling shoplifting charges. We will do everything in our power to ensure that you are treated fairly by the court system and receive the best possible outcome for your situation. Contact us today.