Daytona Beach Shoplifting Defense Attorney

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Shoplifting is the number one property crime in America, and the consequences of a shoplifting conviction can have a serious impact. Depending on the type of charge, penalties may include fines, probation, community service, jail, prison sentences, and a criminal record. This is a matter not to be taken lightly. Therefore you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer to fight for your interests.

Why Choose Our Shoplifting Defense Lawyers?

  • 20+ years of combined legal experience
  • Former prosecutors backing your defense
  • Aggressive and skilled legal representation
  • Winner of Avvo Clients’ Choice Award for 2015

We understand how to build an effective case in your support. As former state prosecutors who now defend against criminal charges, we have been on both sides of the courtroom. We can use this experience to your advantage in understanding how the state develops a case, and how to effectively fight it. Discover your possible defenses today through a case consultation.

Call (888) 785-6548 today to schedule your case review.

Shoplifting Charges & Penalties

Shoplifting refers to the act of unlawfully removing goods from a store without paying for them. Depending on the value of the goods allegedly taken, the charge will be either petty theft or grand theft.

  • Petty theft refers to goods stolen between $1 and $299
  • Grand theft refers to goods stolen with a value beyond $300

Petty theft is usually charged as a misdemeanor for first time offenders, but repeat offenders may receive a misdemeanor or felony charge depending on the circumstance. Grand theft is not typically charged as a misdemeanor. More often it is a third degree felony punishable by a maximum of 5 years up, or as much as a first degree felony punishable by up to 30 years in prison.

Regardless, a shoplifting conviction on your criminal record can have serious consequences for your future prospects. We at Buckmaster & Ellzey understand this. Contact a Daytona Beach criminal defense lawyer to discuss how we can give you the skilled representation you need to fight your shoplifting charge.

Contact a Daytona Beach shoplifting defense attorney today to discuss how we can aggressively represent your case.