Dallas Shoplifting Defense Lawyer

Reducing Charges & Clearing up Minor Mistakes

This theft crime involves taking something from a store with the express intention of not paying for it. Shoplifting also includes certain retail fraud acts such as tampering with or switching the price tag on an item so as to pay a lower price. Returning a stolen item for cash or goods is an example of refund fraud, which is also considered shoplifting. Shoplifting charges can be a misdemeanor or felony depending on the value of the item or items stolen and the manner in which they were taken.

Understanding Shoplifting Charges & Penalties

The degree of your charge and sentence if convicted will hinge heavily upon the value of the item or items allegedly stolen. The more valuable the property in question, the more severe the penalty.

It can be broken down as follows:

  • Under $500: Petty theft, misdemeanor, up to one year incarceration and fines
  • Over $500: Could be grand theft, felony, anywhere from 2 years to life in prison

Criminal prosecutors must prove that the defendant had the criminal intent to steal merchandise. Innocent people can be charged with shoplifting simply for a moment of absent-mindedness where an individual didn't realize they still had the item in their possession.

Aggressive and Reputable Dallas Theft Crime Lawyer

Having the help of a Dallas shoplifting lawyer can make all the difference in your case. If you have been accused of this crime and are facing criminal charges you should contact Dallas Criminal Attorney Nelson Knight right away!

While it may not seem so, this is a serious crime and can result in severe penalties if convicted. Make sure you have a dedicated lawyer representing you.

Fill out our free, confidential case evaluation form today or reach our offices by phone at (214) 712-2280!

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