Shoplifting & Retail Theft
Murfreesboro Theft Crime Lawyer
Shoplifting is one of the most common
theft crimes committed in Tennessee and around the country. Despite how often it occurs
and how seemingly harmless it may be in the greater picture, the criminal
justice system does not hesitate to harshly punish those convicted of
retail theft. If you are standing accused of shoplifting in Tennessee,
team up with Murfreesboro Criminal Defense Attorney Joshua T. Crain and
our entire legal team.
Take a quick look at some Attorney Crain’s many accomplishments:
10.0 “Superb” Avvo rating
Highly recommended by past clients
Former Assistant Distrct Attorney General
Top 100 Trial Lawyer by National Trial Lawyers (2014 & 2015)
Fast, smart, and responsive defense will be necessary if you want to effectively
challenge your shoplifting charges. While we always aim to get a case
dismissal or not guilty verdict, we can also discuss plea bargains with
you if that would be the best option. Our team is always thinking outside
the box to find the right solution, and we want you to be up-to-speed
for every part of the process.
Call (888) 988-5578 today to connect with our team.
Shoplifting Conviction Penalties
Many people who have been arrested for shoplifting falsely come to the
conclusion that giving up and accepting the penalties is the best option.
A judge will not be swayed by your admittance of guilt or your remorse.
Furthermore, any sentencing should be abated if possible, as the criminal
justice system will often dole out penalties that are arguably far too
severe for the crimes they are meant to punish.
Charged with retail theft? Consider the penalties before you plead guilty:
- Hundreds of dollars in fines
- Days, weeks, or months in jail
- Community service
- Probation period
Fines and jail time can increase considerably depending on the price of
the item that was allegedly stolen. Something that costs several hundred
dollars, such as a display laptop, for example, may trigger thousands
in fines and almost a year behind bars. Additionally, theft crimes often
include mandatory restitution paid back to the alleged victim. Monetary
restitution is usually equal to $500 or three-times the cost of the item,
whichever is greater.
Don’t Take a Chance on Your Future — Get Legal Support
A single theft crime conviction can put a mark on your criminal record
and a stain on your reputation. Something as minor as shoplifting can
wind up ruining your future opportunities. Rather than gambling on the
services of an overworked, impersonal public defender, place your trust
and your future in the hands of Murfreesboro Theft Crime Attorney Crain.
Contact our office at (888) 988-5578 for a
free case evaluation today.