Shoplifting or petty theft is a crime that involves someone stealing merchandise from a retail store. Loss prevention officers are becoming more and more adept with advances in camera and surveillance theft detection. Our criminal lawyer understands how important it is to keep these types of charges off your criminal record. Normally, store security or law enforcement will stop a person for shoplifting after they have seen a suspected shoplifter hide an item on their person or in a bag and attempt to leave the store. Shoplifting is a stealing offense and is considered to be a crime of moral turpitude. A shoplifting conviction could seriously impact your future. You may have difficulty finding employment. You may have difficulty becoming bonded. You will therefore be precluded from holding any position that requires a bond. Our criminal defense shoplifting attorneys have managed to negotiate many dismissals on shoplifting charges.
We want to ensure that your rights are protected if you have been charged with shoplifting. Call 816.246.8881 for a free consultation with our criminal shoplifting lawyer.