Address Your Shoplifting Charges
Shoplifting, also known as retail theft, should not be considered a minor crime. A conviction for shoplifting comes with serious repercussions, including a criminal record that could impact your ability to get a job. You can protect yourself by enlisting an experienced lawyer. At the Law Office of Stephen L. Richards, we are prepared to overcome these charges through negotiation or trial if necessary. We offer more than 35 years of experience in these cases.
The Goal: To Avoid A Criminal Record In Shoplifting Cases
Many people accused of shoplifting have never been arrested for a crime before. This is true in the majority of juvenile shoplifting cases. Their records are clean and they want to keep it that way. That is what I strive for.
There are options for people with no prior record. I know what those options are and how to qualify for them. Can your case be resolved through deferred prosecution or a diversion program such as theft school? Is there a way that you can successfully complete a program and then have the charges dismissed? If there is a way, you can count on our lawyers to find it, and when the charges are dismissed, we will even expunge the arrest record.
If you have been convicted of a crime before and are not eligible for a program, it is important that you choose an attorney who can put you in the best possible position for reduced charges or a mitigated sentence. We have the experience to do just that.