Arrested? Speak with Broken Arrow Theft Crimes Attorneys!
If you were arrested for a theft crime such as shoplifting, you must obtain legal representation as soon as possible. A criminal conviction, no matter how minor or severe, carries a stigma with it that could affect you for the rest of your life. We at Saint & Watzke, PLLP, are committed to protecting the rights of those who have been accused of committing a serious criminal offense and we stop at nothing to help our clients find a favorable solution.
Defenses to Shoplifting Charges
Shoplifting is, at minimum, a misdemeanor. The law defines it the act of willfully taking products from a store without paying for them. One does not have to take the items out of the store to be considered guilty of shoplifting. For example, the law also extends the definition to switching price tags or hiding the goods as shoplifting.
- You could face the following penalties for a shoplifting charge:
- Jail time or imprisonment
- Substantial fines
- Restitution to store owners
- Mandatory community service hours
- Civil lawsuits filed against you
Store owners may choose to file lawsuits against a person to gain whatever losses they suffered as a result of shoplifting. If you have not already, you must obtain legal representation now for and fight the possibility of conviction. Our Broken Arrow theft crimes lawyers can help get you there.
Contact Saint & Watzke, PLLP!
At Saint & Watzke, PLLP, we are proud to go the extra mile to help our clients. You have rights and we want to help protect your future and your reputation. As one of the most trusted attorneys in the Northeastern Oklahoma and Broken Arrow areas, we are known for building effective, personalized cases for our clients that can help them overcome even the most tremendous barriers.
Call us today at (918) 721-0998 to request your free case consultation.