While being charged with shoplifting may not seem very serious, the consequences of a conviction can be severe. A South Florida criminal defense 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.
A South Florida shoplifting lawyer with our firm may be able to help you avoid the penalties associated with a shoplifting conviction.
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 South Florida 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!
With an insider’s perspective on how the justice system works, our lawyer case assess the strengths and weaknesses of a case which gives him the ability to make wise, informed decisions on how to proceed, no matter what you are facing. Attorney Matheny has handled over 50 jury and non-jury trials and proudly serves the accused and arrested in Miami-Dade County, Broward County, and Palm Beach County.Learn More about His Experience