Theft or Shoplifting, even small thing, can leave big black marks on your record and impact your life considerably. Large thefts, such as fraud or the misappropriation of funds, can subject an individual to serious Felony charges in not only state but also federal court. Whether you are facing a simple theft or shoplifting charge or major financial impropriety accusations, it is important that you seek out an experience Minnesota Criminal Defense Attorney as soon as possible.

Theft – Explained

Theft, the taking, of another’s property without their consent, can concern: money, possessions, real-estate or property, securities, electronics, jewelry or just about anything of value.  Often such accusations arise in the context of another criminal charge, like: Robbery or Burglary, Bribery, Embezzlement or Extortion, Business Fraud, Mail or Wire fraud, Identity Theft, Insurance Fraud, and certain Internet Crimes.

Generally, to be convicted of Theft, the government must prove that the crime was thought out and planned in advance. Believe it or not, there are many ways to prove that an act was not pre-planned and, if that is the case, the accusations should not stand and the charges should be dismissed. 

Shoplifting – Explained

Shoplifting is one of the more common types of theft.  While many shoplifters are juveniles, this does not mean that the law will go easy on them. In addition, Shoplifting isn’t just confined to stealing or taking an item without paying for it; if an individual switches a price tag on an item or if he or she is found to be in possession of shoplifting gear, they could also face Theft charges.  

Theft-Shoplifting Penalties – Explained

Depending on the amount of the Theft, if convicted someone could face significant jail sentences and fines. The penalties can also be substantial when the amounts alleged to have been taken is quite small. Identity theft and some corporate crimes can come with a maximum sentence of up to 20 years in prison and $100,000 in fines. Shoplifting offenses are often classified as Misdemeanor offenses and can come with up to 90 days in prison and a $1000 in fine.  But, in addition to the criminal consequences – the most serious damage can come to you reputation. By hiring an experienced and tenacious Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer, you can have a certain peace of mind that your rights and your future will be protected.

If you or someone you love is under investigation for a Theft or Shoplifting crime, it is important you seek legal representation – immediately.  Every Theft and/or Shoplifting case is treated differently in a court of law and it is possible to walk away with a non-guilty verdict. I represent clients throughout the state facing Theft and Shoplifting charges. I can work with you to make sure you know your options, understand that your rights are protected and get the best possible resolution to your case.

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If you or someone you love has been charged with a Theft-Shoplifting, don’t wait. Call me today at 612.234.1165 or fill out the form below. Then, we can take the time to discuss your case and determine how I can help to defend your rights and fight for you in court – all at a cost that won’t break the bank.

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