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 Beach, Irvine, 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 your case.
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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!