Round Rock Shoplifting Lawyer

Arrested for shoplifting?

An arrest for shoplifting can have many consequences in a person's life, including jail time and the payment of fines and restitution. It will also leave you with a criminal record that may hinder your ability to find a job and obtain certain types of security clearances. Shoplifting can be charged as a misdemeanor, state jail felony or felony. Misdemeanor cases include:

  • Class C misdemeanor - the value of the property stolen is less than $50
  • Class B misdemeanor - the stolen property value is more than $50 but less than $500
  • Class A misdemeanor - the property that was stolen is valued at more than $500 but less than $1,500

The prosecution will pursue a conviction in a shoplifting case just like any other criminal offense. In certain situations, you may be eligible for deferred adjudication, which can result in a case dismissal if you successfully complete your probation requirements. A Round Rock criminal defense lawyer is the best person to consult regarding your case. Once you understand your legal options, it will be easier for you to decide how to proceed with your case.

Criminal Defense Attorney Serving Williamson County

A shoplifting arrest can result in a state jail felony if the goods that were stolen have a value of between $1,500 and $20,000. Shoplifted goods with a value in excess of $20,000 will be charged as a felony. Do not expect forgiveness or leniency if you have been caught shoplifting, even if the goods that were stolen had a nominal value. The Law Office of Ryan H. Deck can protect your legal rights in a shoplifting case, and make sure you are vigorously represented. Our office is an established criminal defense firm that is dedicated to helping clients avoid jail time and other harsh penalties. We will do everything we can to have the charges against you reduced or your case dismissed. We may also seek a deferred adjudication if that is your best option, and petition for non-disclosure to erase your criminal record after your probation has been completed. We provide confident and determined advocacy and are strongly committed to providing excellent service to our clients.

Contact a Round Rock shoplifting lawyer for knowledgeable representation if you have been charged with shoplifting.

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