Charged with Shoplifting?
Shoplifting can carry serious penalties in our state, even for very low value items. With our shoplifting lawyer on your side you can increase the chances of achieving an acquittal or dismissed charges. At M. Trent Trani & Associates, P.C., we are determined to pursue a positive outcome for you, and we will do everything possible to help avoid conviction. A shoplifting conviction on your criminal record will jeopardize future employment opportunities and create a number of problems beyond the legal consequences. Our attorneys are Lead Counsel Rated, and we have over 20 years of experience in defending against shoplifting charges. We can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The penalties for shoplifting vary based on the value of the items alleged to have been taken illegally from a retailer. For items valued up to $500 the penalties can be a maximum fine of $1,000 and a maximum jail sentence of 1 year. If you are found guilty of shoplifting items worth $500 to $1,000, you can be facing a maximum jail sentence of 18 months and a maximum fine of $5,000.
The charges will be filed as a felony if the item is valued at $1,000 or more. The penalties for an items valued at $1,000 to $20,000 can be a fine up to $500,000 and a prison sentence of up to 6 years. For shoplifting items valued at over $20,000, the penalties increase to a fine up to $750,000 and a prison sentence of 4 to 12 years. You will also be forced to pay the merchant the cost of the stolen property.
How a Shoplifting Lawyer Can Help
You cannot risk the consequences of being convicted of the theft crime of shoplifting; the penalties extend far beyond jail, prison or fines, as you could be restricted from entering certain colleges, gaining professional licenses and other problems. You need to hire a Denver shoplifting defense attorney immediately. Whether it be through tenacious action in the courtroom or skilled representation during plea bargaining, our attorneys provide the highest level of legal representation.
Contact us now to find out what your best course of action is.