Shoplifting Defense Lawyer in Plano
Defense for Retail Theft Charges
Shoplifting is a
theft crime that generally involves stealing retail goods from a place of business.
It is generally considered a lesser theft offense and is frequently charged
as a misdemeanor, although a defendant may find him or herself facing
felony and even
federal charges depending on the value of goods and whether the case involves
a string of alleged shoplifting offenses.
Have you been accused of shoplifting? Make sure you talk to a lawyer about
your ability to challenge these charges. Without proper legal counsel
from an experienced Plano criminal defense lawyer, you may find yourself
in danger of facing serious penalties.
Have You Been Accused of Shoplifting in Plano, TX?
The severity of a shoplifting charge and the penalties that may be imposed
will increase depending on the value of property taken and whether you
have a prior conviction or multiple prior convictions for shoplifting
on your criminal record. Although a typical shoplifting case will usually
be charged as a misdemeanor, a third offense may be charged as a felony.
In addition to the penalties that may be imposed upon a conviction (imprisonment,
fines, restitution, community service, etc.) you will have the added burden
of living with a criminal record, something that may affect your career,
educational opportunities, professional licenses, and virtually every
aspect of your life.
Contact Our Plano Shoplifting Attorneys for Help Today
Ensuring that your future is well-protected in the face of shoplifting
or any other theft charges is one of the most important steps you can
take if you have been arrested or are currently under investigation by
Plano law enforcement. From the very beginning of the
criminal process, an attorney can work to protect your legal rights and can begin
building a defense strategy that challenges the prosecution's evidence
against you and enables you the best chance of avoiding a conviction.
Contact a Plano defense attorney at The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC for a consultation!