Here’s What You Need To Know About Shoplifting Charges
Shoplifting may not seem like a serious charge compared to other criminal charges, however, if you were arrested for Shoplifting, you can rest assured that the arrest will appear on your record as would any other criminal charge. Regardless of how minimal a shoplifting charge may seem, there is potential for jail time, fines and even community service.
In addition, jail time, fines and penalties will be incremental based on the number of charges and charge classifications. Very often, an arrest is accompanied by more than one offense therefore, it is very possible that you could be faced with more charges. Due to the latter, in order to protect yourself and your future, it is important that you speak to a Criminal Defense attorney immediately in order to preserve your name, reputation, and future.
Retail Theft Charges
Possible Defenses to Shoplifting Charges:
- A lapse in judgment: The defendant forgot to pay for the item before leaving the store and did not intend to steal the item.
- You have the Wrong Guy: The defendant is not the actual person who committed the theft and this is a case of mistaken identity.
Get Help Today
Shoplifting charges can stain your record and reputation and affect your future, employment and as a result, your quality of life. It is up to you to defend yourself and the best way to do that is to get help from an experienced Criminal Defense attorney. Contact our office today to learn more about how we may be able to help you.
Contact Leah H. Mayersohn, Esq. at Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense today for a consultation by calling 954-400-5000.