Tennessee Criminal Defense
Shoplifting You Deserve Trial-Tested and Award-Winning Advocacy 



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 a Murfreesboro criminal defense attorney today.

Take a quick look at some of Joshua T. Crain's many accomplishments:

  • 10.0 “Superb” Avvo rating
  • Highly recommended by past clients
  • Former Assistant District 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 Mr. Crain always aims to get a case dismissal or not guilty verdict, he can also discuss plea bargains with you if that would be the best option. Attorney Crain is always thinking outside the box to find the right solution, and he wants you to be up-to-speed for every part of the process.

Call (615) 200-9409 today to connect with Joshua T. Crain, Attorney at Law.


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.


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 Joshua T. Crain, Attorney at Law.

Contact Mr. Crain at (615) 200-9409 for a case evaluation today.

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WHy Choose Joshua T. Crain?

  • Cutting – Edge Advocacy

    As a private attorney, Joshua has approached his cases with the same energy and drive that made him a successful prosecutor. His Tough defenses and aggressive approach have earned him a reputation in the community.

  • Not Your Average Attorney

    Joshua T. Crain is down to earth attorney that relates to the struggle of his clients. He understands what it is like to invest in something and views his clients as a person that he really wants to help.

  • Over a Decade of Trial Experience

    With over a decade of trial experience, Joshua T. Crain has the knowledge to know when to be aggressive and when to back off. This knowledge has resulted in several favorable outcomes.

  • Does Not Pass Judgement

    Joshua T. Crain does not pass judgments on his clients. He knows that one mistake does not define a person. He sees his clients for who they are and not the mistake that they made. 

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