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Sacramento Shoplifting Lawyer

While most people consider shoplifting to only involve a suspect removing something from a store without paying for it, the crime is defined much more broadly than that. If a customer changes the price tags of an item or eats a food in the grocery store and then leaves without paying for it, he or she has shoplifted. This crime may be charged as a felony or misdemeanor depending on the specifics involved, but either way, it pays to defend your innocence with the help of a top Sacramento criminal lawyer from The Law Offices of Roland X Tiemann.

In California, shoplifting is always charged as either petty theft or grand theft depending on the value of the merchandise taken. If you took under $400, you may be charged with petty theft, a misdemeanor charge. If the value was under $50, you may even receive little more than a ticket for a civil infraction. On the other hand, if the value was over $400, you will be charged with grand theft, which may be a misdemeanor or felony charge. If it was your first offense, you will probably face a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail, community service and probation. On a second or subsequent offense, you could be put away in prison for anywhere up to three years. Don’t take chances with these serious consequences, call a Sacramento criminal attorney today.

Our Sacramento Criminal Attorney Will Challenge the Evidence

Shoplifting charges can often be very difficult for the prosecution to prove and the evidence against you can often be suppressed if it was illegally obtained during a citizen’s arrest by a security guard or other employee. Your Sacramento criminal lawyer can ensure that the prosecution is not able to prove that you took merchandise without paying for it, and that you weren’t stopped for the crime until after you left the store. This is a critical part of the prosecution’s case because otherwise, you may have had the intent to pay for the item, but have been stopped before you had a chance. You cannot be convicted unless this has been proven.

If you have been accused of shoplifting, we can help. Please call our office today to speak with a skilled Sacramento criminal attorney.

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