Theft Crimes: Shoplifting
Arrested for shoplifting in St. Petersburg?
Shoplifting is a widespread offense in our area, common among both children and adults, and local law enforcement agencies take this crime seriously. If you or your child has been arrested and charged with shoplifting, it is highly advisable to retain a St. Petersburg criminal attorney who has the experience and skill necessary to effectively fight the case. A conviction could bring serious repercussions, including jail, fines, probation and a criminal record that could destroy future educational or career opportunities. You have too much at stake to take any chances with the outcome of the case-you must take action now to defend yourself.
Criminal Lawyer for Shoplifting Charges
Call or visit us at Taracks & Associates today for a free, confidential consultation, to discuss the charges and learn more about rights. One of our attorneys is a former prosecutor, a background which often makes it possible for us to anticipate the course the case will take and to resolve the matter quickly and efficiently. With more than 40 years of experience and a track record that includes thousands of cases, we know how to get results for our clients.
Depending on the circumstances of the alleged theft offense, retail theft may be charged as a misdemeanor or as a
felony crime. Factors that will influence the possible sentence include the value of stolen goods, whether you cooperated with others to distract or deceive the merchant, and whether you have any prior convictions. The most effective action you can take to avoid a negative outcome is to retain our services early in the case. An attorney from our firm will stand by you throughout the process, working to safeguard your rights and providing the hard hitting defense you need.