A Shoplifting Charge Could Cost You
In the state of Michigan, someone caught shoplifting could face a range of civil and criminal penalties. From hundreds of dollars to thousands in restitutions. This means that the stolen item may end up costing them more then what it would have, had they just purchased it.
Of course, there are many reasons why someone would choose to steal an item instead of buying it. However, whatever the motivation behind their actions may be, the consequences remain serious. Rather than making a snap judgment, the criminal defense attorneys of Schwartz Law Firm recognize that each case has its own unique circumstances. When you come to us for help with a retail fraud case, we will work with you to investigate the accusations and determine the best way to defend against them, as well as advise you regarding the timing of payment of civil penalties requested by the merchant.
My Child Was Arrested For Shoplifting, What Should I Do?
Many shoplifting crimes often involve a minor and can be a result of a lapse in judgement or peer pressure. Our attorneys not only recognize this, but also believe that one momentary mistake should not follow them for the rest of their lives. You can rely us to navigate the legal process and:
- Answer your questions
- Establish a strong defense
- Reduce the charges incurred
- Protect the future of your child
Although juvenile court tends to focus on getting your child back on track, it is still in your best interest to seek legal guidance. Together with you, the judge and the prosecution, we can strive to reach the most favorable outcome for your child.
How Legal Representation Benefits A Retail Fraud Case
In some cases, you may need to choose between striking a deal with the court or taking your case to trial. With a skilled criminal defense attorney at your side, you can reach an informed decision that best serves you or your loved ones.
To learn more about how our law firm can help you mitigate damages in a shoplifting case, reach out to us at 888-757-1681. You can also schedule a free initial consultation with us using this online contact form.