Long Beach Shoplifting Lawyer
Have Police Arrested You for Shoplifting?
All too often, individuals wrongly assume that shoplifting will result
in a simple slap on the wrist. The truth is, shoplifting can carry serious
penalties, including hefty fines and even years in jail. If you have been
accused of shoplifting, the Law Office of Peacock & Le Beau is prepared to help.
Our shoplifting attorneys have worked together for more than 20 years,
collaborating together to help thousands of individuals. Our clients benefit from the insight
and experience of both lawyers and can trust that our team will identify
the best legal strategies for their case.
Our firm also
prepares for trial regardless of the case. This shows the prosecution that we are ready to
fight for a favorable outcome for our clients. Our aggressive approach
has allowed us to obtain many reduced sentences, dismissals, and acquittals
in past cases.
We encourage you to reach out to us for a
free case evaluation at your earliest convenience. Our certified criminal law specialists can
get to work to fight for you!
Penalties for Shoplifting in California
Under state law, shoplifting falls under the category of
theft. Depending on the amount alleged to have been stolen, individuals may
face charges for petty theft or grand theft. Penalties can increase if
the offender has a history of shoplifting convictions. Sentences can include:
Petty theft ($50 or less). If the offender has no previous convictions, the crime may be classified
as an infraction and carry a $250 fine.
Petty theft ($950 or less). Considered a misdemeanor charge, individuals can face a fine of $50 to
$1,000 and six months in jail.
Grand theft ($950 or more). Depending on the nature of the crime, this offense may be a misdemeanor
or felony and include one year of jail time. Individuals caught stealing
a firearm can also face a grand theft conviction with jail times lasting
16 months, two years, or three years.
Turn to an Experienced Defense Attorney
At our firm, we
make our clients a priority. You won't be passed along to a paralegal or have to wait to hear
updates about your case. We offer a
free case evaluation to allow us to learn more about your situation and hear any concerns you
may have. You'll also gain a better idea of your legal options and
of the steps we can take to defend your case. You don't have to face
this situation alone-
contact a Long Beach theft crime lawyer from our firm today!