Long Beach Shoplifting Lawyer
Have Police Arrested You for Shoplifting?
Our shoplifting attorneys have worked together for more than 25 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 specialist can get to work to fight for you!
California Shoplifting Laws
Under state law, shoplifting is defined as a theft of goods from an open retail establishment and falls under the category of larceny. 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.
Penalties for Shoplifting in California
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. Penalties for shoplifting 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.
If you have been accused of shoplifting, the Law Office of Peacock & Le Beau is prepared to help.
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!
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