Most shoplifting offenses fall under the category of 'Theft in the
Third Degree', which is a gross misdemeanor punishable by up to 364
days in jail and up to $5,000 fine, or both. Avoid the potential penalties
by pursuing experienced representation from the Law Office of Lance R. Fryrear.
Team up with me by calling (425) 615-7505 and set up your
Potential Consequences for Shoplifting
With a good defense attorney it is likely that your penalties will be less
than the maximum, depending on the circumstances. Your charges may even
be able to be dismissed. If you have been accused of shoplifting something
over $750 in value, however, the potential penalties increase and you
may be charged with a
felony theft. Whatever your circumstances might be, a theft crimes defense lawyer should
be contacted immediately regarding your case.
In addition to criminal charges, civil actions can also be taken by store
owners to recover the cost of items and penalties. If you have received
a civil demand from a store or their law firm, be sure to review the 'what to do with civil demands from stores' section of this web site. The facts of your case need to be reviewed,
particularly if you were wrongly accused or arrested. Even if you are
guilty of the offense, you may still be able to keep the matter off of
your record depending on what happens with your civil demand.
Contact the Law Office of Lance R. Fryrear for a free consultation regarding your shoplifting case.
Let A Former Prosecutor Evaluate Your Case
I am a
former prosecutor for the City of Lynnwood and have investigated thousands of cases, including
those involving shoplifting. In some cases the store owners can be approached
and restitution worked out so that the charges will be dropped. Each situation
presents different issues that can be used for defense. Call me to find
out how I can help you.
Contact me at (425) 615-7505
if you or a family member has been arrested for shoplifting.