Shoplifting Attorney Representing Newport Beach
Newport Beach Criminal Defense Lawyer for Theft Crimes
Shoplifting may not seem like a serious charge at first glance but it can
result in punishment for grand larceny. The
theft crime of shoplifting involves any act of intentionally taking merchandise from
a store without paying for it or paying less than its price through fraud
(retail fraud). Returning a stolen item for cash, changing the price of
an item in order to pay less, switching price tags, etc., are all considered
shoplifting. While this is a common
juvenile crime, adults are just as likely to be charged and the penalties are serious.
If you or someone you care about has been charged with shoplifting in Newport
Huntington Beach or anywhere in or near Orange County, Newport Beach criminal defense attorney
Scott D. Hughes may be able to help. Shoplifting charges-whether petty
theft or grand theft-can result in penalties of anywhere from $50 to thousands
of dollars in fines and restitution as well as jail time. Multiple infractions
of California shoplifting laws can result in increased penalties. Defense
Attorney Hughes has successfully defended clients against shoplifting
charges and may be able to help you. He takes a personalized approach
to each and every case and makes sure he is available to help his client
with anything related to the case. When you need a highly competent shoplifting
lawyer knowledgeable in all aspects of
criminal defense, he is the one to call. He is result driven and dedicated to providing
thorough, one on one representation. See what he may be able to do for
Speak with a Newport Beach shoplifting lawyer today!
Prosecutors must prove not only that merchandise was taken from a store
unlawfully but also that there was specific intent of stealing it. It
is easy to lose track of how many items a shopper may have picked up and
set down or a simple instance of absentmindedness may be to blame. Whatever
the case, an attorney with your best interests in mind may be able to
help you avoid a conviction for the charges against you.
Contact a Newport Beach shoplifting attorney
at the firm now if you need defense against charges for this theft crime.
Help is available!