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Miami-Dade County Shoplifting Defense Attorney

Experienced 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.

Understanding Shoplifting Penalties in Florida

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!


Commonly Asked Questions

What should I do immediately after being arrested for shoplifting in South Florida?

If you're arrested for shoplifting in South Florida, it's crucial to contact a knowledgeable lawyer as soon as possible. An attorney with experience in shoplifting cases can advise you on your rights, help prevent self-incrimination, and begin crafting a defense strategy. Early legal intervention can be a determining factor in the outcome of your case.

Why should I choose The Law Offices of Eric M. Matheny, P.A. for my shoplifting defense?

Choosing The Law Offices of Eric M. Matheny, P.A. for your shoplifting defense means you'll be represented by a team dedicated to criminal defense matters. They provide experienced representation, are familiar with the local legal landscape, and prioritize putting clients at ease while vigorously defending their rights. Their commitment to your case can make a significant difference in the resolution of your shoplifting charges.

What Our Clients Have to Say

Client Testimonials
    "Eric is a great lawyer."
    I was charged with three felony charges related to check fraud. Eric used his expert knowledge to help resolve the charges with one day of jail served on the day that I surrendered myself to have charges filed.
    - Former Client
    "In a stressful and confusing time Eric was like a breeze of fresh air."
    He made everything very clear and easy to understand and always kept me up to date with any changes.
    - Camila
    "If you want the best look no further."
    We highly recommend him and would not hesitate to supply a personal reference concerning his professional conduct and compassion.
    - Michael

What Makes Attorney Eric M. Matheny the Right Choice?

  • Tried 50+ Jury & Non-Jury Trials
    Attorney Eric M. Matheny has tried enough cases to know that every case deserves a unique strategy in the courtroom. Our firm keeps your future in mind and always protects your rights.
  • Recognized Criminal Defense Attorney
    Attorney Eric M. Matheny has been named among the “Best Criminal Lawyers in Miami” three years in a row: 2017, 2018 and 2019, by
  • Experienced Former Prosecutor
    With an insider’s perspective on the justice system, he has the ability to assess the strengths and weaknesses of a case to make wise decisions about how to proceed with your defense.
  • A Trusted Voice in the News
    A featured commentator on The Rick Jensen Show on WDEL, on the radio program “Let's Talk About,” and in the Miami New Times, Miami Herald, Sun Sentinel, and other publications.
  • Payment Plans Offered
    We believe everyone deserves high-quality legal representation at an affordable rate.

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