In the face of any criminal charge, a strong advocate is vital to your most favorable outcome. Any theft conviction can have serious impacts on the rest of your life, and shoplifting is no exception.
At McKinney, Perry & Coalter, P.A., we represent out-of-state and North Carolina clients who have been charged with shoplifting anywhere in the state. In many instances, we can work to get our clients in first-time offender programs or deferred prosecution. This minimizes the consequences substantially, and if community service is served as ordered, the charges can be dismissed and stripped from the criminal record.
If you have a criminal history, especially one with prior theft charges, an experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney from our team is 100 percent necessary. In many cases, the charges are defendable, and we can work with the district attorney in advance to minimize consequences to the furthest extent possible or fight the charges in court in your best interests.
Contact our offices today to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Greensboro shoplifting attorneys. Call us at 336-275-5885.
Prudent, Pragmatic, Aggressive Defense on Your Side
A first offense is a Class 3 misdemeanor that carries a mandatory 24 hours of community service and a maximum jail sentence of 20 days. The penalties for a second and third offense are more severe. Our lawyers' defense work is crucial to minimizing such a sentence and protecting your rights.
In some circumstances, our clients have merely forgotten to pay for an item and a misunderstanding between retail staff and our client ensued. In other cases, mental defects such as manic depression, bipolar disorder or addiction have led our clients to shoplift or commit retail fraud. The law becomes complex when these issues are involved, and our pragmatic defense can save you from the detrimental effects of a theft conviction.
Depending on the item(s) stolen and the value of items, charges could include felonies. Organized retail theft and theft of items valued at more than $1,000 could include potential prison time.
Contact Our High Point Theft Attorneys Today
Schedule a free initial consultation: E-mail or call us today at 336-275-5885. We will present your options in defense after gaining a full understanding of your case and discuss a plan to obtain your best possible outcome.
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