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If you have been caught taking or attempting to take merchandise from a store, shop, or any business that sells goods without paying for the item, you may need a shoplifting defense lawyer. State laws also consider returning counterfeit or stolen merchandise to a store a shoplifting crime as well as switching price tags in an effort to pay less for an item. A store employee or security guard can detain a person who has been accused of shoplifting and offenders are typically banned from the store.

Misdemeanor Theft (Shoplifting) usually involves items worth less than $500 and felony shoplifting charges are filed when the items value at more than $500. Individuals suspected and arrested of stealing $5,000 or more are charged with grand theft larceny through the federal court system. These crimes have serious penalties and can result in prison sentences. For this reason, it is wise to contact a shoplifting defense lawyer as soon as charges are filed. To protect your rights, fill out the free case review form and have your questions regarding shoplifting crimes answered.

Shoplifting consequences include fines (range from $50 up to $150,000), community service, counseling, and time in jail (ranges from 30 days to 10 years). The consequences and sentencing terms vary among states and depend on each individual case. For answers to questions regarding the consequences of your shoplifting case, consult an attorney.

The cost of retaining a lawyer varies depending on the charges and the state that you live in, but an attorney may be capable of getting you a more favorable sentence. A defense attorney may be able to reduce the charge to disorderly conduct depending on your particular situation or negotiate with the court to get the charges dropped altogether. They may also be able to prevent the charges from going on a criminal record.

Shoplifting charges are resolved with in court system. Judges examine the case and make a sentencing decision based on the defendant’s age, how many previous offences have been committed, and may also consider the reason or situation behind why the crime was committed.

Complete the free case evaluation form today to speak with a criminal defense attorney.

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Dave ***
21:38 04 Aug 20
I called attorney Mikhlin regarding my case. He listed to my case, read my documents carefully, and I found him a very... caring, knowledgeable and astute lawyer. He did call me a couple of times to my requests promptly. I was not his client officially, but he is indeed an excellent lawyer. He fights for you.read more
Anastasiya Demba
Anastasiya Demba
14:33 27 Jan 20
Attorney Mikhlin was fantastic! He helped me every step of the way and made himself available night and day, every day... of the week. He clearly cares for all of his clients and wants to represent them in the way that they deserve. I will definitely be recommending Attorney Mikhlin to anyone who asks!read more
Stephen Smith
Stephen Smith
14:35 15 Jan 20
I would highly recommend Sergey Mikhiln to anyone facing criminal matters involving domestic abuse or the likeI had a... very complicated situation involving a very conniving ex girlfriend who relapsed on opiates. She wouldn’t vacate my home and as an act of desperation fabricated a DALaws in Ma are very strong in favor of “the victim “, especially in a male vs female accusation I was removed from my home while she stayed there on my dime for almost a yearSergey was prepared knowledgeable and always cool under pressureWe were prepared to go to trial but the “victim “ showed up too high to testify and when she finally came out of it told the court she didn’t want to testifyDidn’t want to perjur herself is more like itSo the case was dismissed before trial which is beat case scenario, but had we gone to trial, not only did I feel Sergey was fully prepared I was fully confident the case would be dismissed Huge thank you and my strongest recommendations to anyone ever in need of legal councilread more
P. B.
P. B.
21:59 18 Dec 19
Sergey, truly thank you for professional treatment of my case.A complicated case involving family and... pushing.Sergey came up with a masterful defense which definitely helped in my case.I recommend Sergey for any criminal case.My case was dismissed before trial which was the best possible outcome.You want this guy in your corner, smart, knows the system and the courts and fought hard for me, tough and persuasive! Sergey Mikhlin is my lawyer ongoing no doubt if ever the need comes up!read more
Dmitriy Svirskiy
Dmitriy Svirskiy
15:04 07 Nov 19
I want to say thank you to Mr. Mikhlin who represented me on assault and battery charges. I am very satisfied with my... experience. Mr. Mikhlin is a true professional and very through. Due to his diligence we were able to win the trail. He was with me every step of the way and made sure that I felt comfortable. He impressed me with his knowledge of criminal law, attention to detail, integrity and hard work ethic. I highly recomend him.read more
lia p
lia p
03:20 26 Sep 19
Trusting Caring Lawyer and WE WON!!He sincerely cared about my case and what I was going through. He was extremely... responsive whenever I needed him. He went above and beyond. He is very fair with pricing and it was worth every penny. He is extremely knowledgeable and I believe he had prior experience working as a DA. I told him the truth, for I really got myself in trouble and looked guilty for leaving the scene of an accident and everything pointed to me being guilty. I even further incriminated myself went to the cops against his counsel and lied to them. However, he got the entire story from me and he believed in me and what I said. He believed I was innocent no matter how much I looked guilty. The clerk had it out for me and kept looking at my record with intent to issue a complaint. My attorney stuck to the facts showed him the pictures of no damage and the clerk dismissed them saying it could be any pole. My lawyer persisted and showed my phone calls to AAA right after the accident and my Lyft ride to prove I was on scene for an hour. He told the clerk the truth in regards to my lying to the police, which was I elaborate the truth when I get nervous and made it seem worse than it was. The clerk said I got an excellent lawyer because he was going to issue a complaint and did not that day. We won!!! I high recommend him he is the best. He really cares and will fight for you!read more
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