Shoplifting and Theft - Criminal Defense Attorney
Orlando Criminal Law Lawyer, providing Shoplifting and Theft Criminal Defense Attorney Legal Services in Orlando, Winter Park, Maitland, Orange County, Seminole County, Osceola County, and Central Florida area.
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Shoplifting falls under the criminal offense of "Theft." As a form of theft, Shoplifting may be charged as a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the "Value" of the items that are associated with the shoplifting crime.
Shoplifting may be charged as a misdemeanor if the "value" of the items unlawfully taken are less than $300.00. If the "value" of the items are $300.00 or greater, the accused may be charged with a felony.
If you noticed, we put the word "value" in parenthesis. Why did we do this? Because the ACTUAL value of the items should be applied to the criminal charge, not necessarily the labeled price. Think about it. You could go to 50 different stores that carry the same products in question, and discover all five locations charge a different amount for the same product. Therefore when we investigate your shoplifting case, we will seek a provable price or "value" of the items in question. This could mean the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony criminal charge.
Shoplifting is a crime of intent and informed knowledge of possession of the items in question. We have seen many cases where the individual had no idea that another person they were with intentionally or unintentionally dropped an item in the accused purse or his or her backpack.
Being accused of shoplifting does not mean a conviction is automatic. The experience of the lawyer you hire to represent and protect your rights could be the difference between a conviction, acquittal, dropped charges, or a reduced plea agreement.
Be proactive in protecting your legal rights. Speak to Criminal Defense Lawyer, Adam B. Reiss.
Call 407.841.9051 today to about your Shoplifting or Theft Criminal Defense Legal Needs.