Shoplifting Defense Lawyer In Boise

Arrested for Shoplifting? Get the Help You Need.

Have you ever assumed that taking that small item from the store will not be that big of a deal? Well, you may now be facing criminal charges for shoplifting. Shoplifting is the crime of knowingly and willingly taking or concealing goods or property from a retail establishment with the intent to not pay for them.

In some cases, even altering the price of a good and paying a portion lower than the original price can result in a criminal charge. If you or a loved one has been arrested for shoplifting, you need to speak with a theft defense lawyer from our firm. When you work with our team, you can rest assured that your case will be in good hands. We understand that one poor choice should not dictate your future and we will fight for your rights and freedoms.

What are the penalties for shoplifting?

In most cases, shoplifting charges are considered petty theft crimes; they typically involve a crime in which the goods that were taken have been determined to value less than $1,000. While these are sometimes referred to as "lesser" crimes, they still carry major penalties, and you risk having your charges increased to a felony. If you are tried and convicted, you could be punished with:

  • up to six months of jail time
  • fines
  • community service
  • restitution to the victims

Prosecutors will take into consideration a variety of circumstances, including your past criminal record, the amount of goods taken and how the items were obtained. If force or fear were involved, you may be facing a burglary or robbery charge. The moment you are detained by law enforcement, you need to think about taking actions to protect your future. You need to contact Bublitz Law, P.C. as soon as possible.

Get Defense After an Arrest

Criminal charges can have very negative effects on your life and without the representation of an attorney, you could be facing serious penalties. When you retain the legal counsel of Bublitz Law, P.C. we will immediately take action to ensure that your rights are fully protected. In some situations, lack of evidence or improper police conduct can lead to a case dismissal or a reduction in charges.

No stone will be left unturned and we will conduct an independent investigation of your case to provide you with the best possible resolution for your charges. We are prepared to fully defend your case and ensure that you receive a solid defense for your case. If you have questions and concerns about your situation, do not hesitate to contact Bublitz Law, P.C. right away and schedule a free case evaluation today.