Skilled Defense Lawyers Handling Shoplifting Charges

Shoplifting is an everyday term referring to retail theft by someone other than an employee. As a type of property crime, shoplifting can result in serious consequences, including jail time. The association of theft with dishonesty can also permanently ruin your reputation.

The classic case of shoplifting involves sneaking goods out of a store. However, it can also include more subtle forms of theft such as swapping packaging or price tags.

In Florida, the severity of shoplifting offenses depends on the value of the goods involved. You could be charged with:

  • Petit theft (a misdemeanor) for property valued at under $300
  • Grand theft (a felony) for property valued at $300 or more

Both types of theft may be charged at varying degrees. First-degree grand theft is the most serious charge with the harshest potential penalties.

Don't Make This Critical Mistake

Popular culture sometimes portrays shoplifting as a trivial offense. Don't let that myth lull you into taking the charges lightly. A conviction for retail theft can haunt you for a long time to come.

At MSPerryLaw, our goal is to shield you from the harsh consequences of a theft offense to the fullest extent possible. We understand that everyone makes mistakes. We know that things are not always as they seem. You may have a strong defense at your fingertips, just waiting to be fleshed out.

You deserve a robust defense no matter your situation.

You can turn to our shoplifting defense lawyers for nonjudgmental guidance on any aspect of the criminal process. Several of our attorneys previously worked as prosecutors, gaining a foothold in the justice system before shifting to defense. We offer decades of combined experience and a valuable perspective on how to successfully navigate criminal charges.

Call 941-365-4000 or 1-800-FIGHT-IT
for immediate legal help. You can also contact us online. Our Sarasota-based theft defense lawyers are available 24/7.