Dealing With Theft Charges? We Can Help.
Shoplifting is the most common type of theft charge, and it is something that people of any age or walk of life can find themselves facing.
Shoplifting charges may involve allegations of walking out of a store with an item without paying for it, switching price tags to get a lower price, wearing an article of clothing out of a store or leaving a restaurant without paying. Any of these forms of shoplifting can be prosecuted, and the charges can lead to serious consequences if a conviction results.
The consequences can be even more severe for people accused of taking part in a shoplifting operation on a larger scale. For example, employees may be accused of scheming with friends to charge the wrong price or provide opportunities to avoid being caught stealing.
No matter what type of shoplifting you or a loved one is accused of, it’s extremely important to contact a Baton Rouge theft defense attorney for advice on how to handle the charges.
Did Your Teenage Son Or Daughter Make A Poor Decision?
Although some stores have a zero tolerance policy demanding full prosecution of any theft, the value of what is stolen is generally very important. “Petty” theft is usually charged as a misdemeanor, while “grand” theft involves a higher dollar amount and can result in a year or more in prison.
A large percentage of shoplifting and petty theft cases involve teens and juveniles. If your child has made a bad decision or been influenced by the wrong crowd, it is important that you speak with a criminal defense attorney promptly, to understand the potential consequences and options for your child.
A video camera frequently provides strong evidence of shoplifting, along with testimony from store employees. But prosecutors have a high burden of proof, and our attorneys are dedicated to defending our clients and protecting their rights at every turn.
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At Damico & Stockstill, Attorneys at Law, we strive to provide the best possible defense while protecting our clients’ privacy. Our lawyers have backgrounds as prosecutors, and they know how to effectively respond to an investigation and charges. Our lawyers combine over 65 years of experience and are AV-rated* under Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system.
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