Miami-Dade County Shoplifting Defense Attorney
Theft Crime Defense in South Florida
While being charged with shoplifting may not seem very serious, the consequences of a conviction can be severe. A Miami-Dade County shoplifting attorney at our firm has helped many clients successfully defeat shoplifting charges. We understand what the client is going through when facing misdemeanor or felony offense charges and that is why we do everything possible to put our clients at ease and develop a strong defense strategy.
The Law Offices of Eric M. Matheny, P.A. is dedicated to providing excellent representation for a variety of criminal defense matters. Your first move after being charged or arrested for any criminal offense, including shoplifting, should be to contact a lawyer well-versed in all aspects of the criminal justice system and its procedures.
Miami-Dade County Shoplifting Charges
A Miami-Dade County shoplifting lawyer with our firm may be able to help you avoid the penalties associated with a shoplifting conviction.
- The exact punishment varies depending on several factors, including:
- The value of the goods allegedly shoplifted; and
- Any prior theft crime convictions
A first conviction for shoplifting items valued under $300 can result in 60 days in jail and a $500 fine. A third offense, however, may be charges as a felony resulting in a 5 year prison sentence and up to $5,000 in fines. Shoplifting items valued at over $300 is also a felony and is punishable by up to 5 years in prison and $5,000 in fines.
Contact a Miami-Dade County Shoplifting Lawyer at The Law Offices of Eric M. Matheny, P.A. right away if you have been charged or arrested for stealing merchandise. We may be able to help!
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