Shoplifting in Solano County
Shoplifting: Misdemeanor or Felony Offense
Many people feel that shoplifting is not a serious crime and do not understand the consequences of the act. It is a theft crime and as such it is taken very seriously by the courts. Depending on the amount of merchandise that you are accused of stealing and if you have any kind of prior charge against you, the penalties can be harsh.
Taking an item that is valued under $50 is usually considered an infraction or in some cases a misdemeanor. You may be fined up to $250. For theft of an item under $400, you could be fined up to $1000 and be imprisoned in the county jail for up to 6 months. Both of these offenses are known as petty theft. Theft of merchandise valued at more than $400 is considered grand theft. If you have been arrested or charged with petty theft, a criminal defense attorney should be contacted. Your questions need to be answered and your defense outlined with care, in order to fight the charges against you.
Why hire an attorney for a shoplifting charge?
Shoplifting is not a violent crime however it is very wide-spread in California. Prosecutors will attempt to have the maximum penalties applied to your case. You could find yourself in jail, lose your job, have to pay hefty fines and have a permanent criminal record if you are found guilty of petty theft. At Petty and Warshawsky, Attorneys at Law, we believe that everyone is innocent until proven guilty and has a right to be defended.
We will investigate your case fully and using our combined 35 years of criminal defense experience, may be able to have the charges against you reduced or dismissed. We pride ourselves on our dedication to our clients and our successful representation of them. We are proud to represent clients all throughout Fairfield, Vallejo and the greater Solano County area in their shoplfiting charges.
If you are fighting a petty theft charge,
contact a shoplifting lawyer in Solano County
to increase your chances of a positive outcome.