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Boston Shoplifting Defense Attorney

Shoplifting may sound like a prank – but it is, in fact, a very big deal. Shoplifting, also known as retail theft, is an arrestable offense. Department stores and retailers treat these cases very seriously and encourage prosecution to the full extent of the law, in order to discourage future shoplifting. It is wise to get help from an experienced Boston shoplifting defense lawyer after an arrest or citation for shoplifting.

Boston criminal defense attorney David Yannetti and his associates are top-notch trial lawyer and negotiator with many years of criminal law experience. Listed in the exclusive Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers,* attorney Yannetti has enjoyed significant success on behalf of clients charged with shoplifting, petty theft, grand theft and other criminal charges relating to retail theft and shoplifting. Contact Attorney Yannetti and his associates as soon as possible after a shoplifting arrest, to get help facing the criminal charge and minimizing the possible penalties.

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If you are caught shoplifting, you may either be arrested or ticketed and assigned a clerk’s hearing date. If you are arrested, the arrest will show up on your criminal record and you will proceed directly to arraignment. If you are not arrested, you are entitled to a clerk’s hearing, at which time your attorney may make arguments to the judge to prevent a criminal complaint from issuing against you.

Contact an attorney immediately after an arrest or citation for shoplifting, and do not make any statements to store investigators or the police before consulting a criminal defense lawyer. Do not admit to any type of criminal activity, and do not discuss the possible value of the items you are accused of shoplifting. The value of the items is an important part of the criminal case against you. Depending on the value, you could be charged with larceny over $200, which is a felony, instead of with shoplifting, which may be a misdemeanor.

Attorney Yannetti and his colleagues at the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm have extensive experience resolving shoplifting cases at every stage of the criminal proceedings. We use all of our skill and resources to minimize the negative consequences of a shoplifting arrest or citation.

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If you have been charged with stealing from a store, we can help. Contact a Boston shoplifting defense attorney online or call 617-297-9213 for a free phone consultation.

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Client Testimonials

5 Star

In the most painful times in our lives–David, Greg and Lisa showed us their professional best–dignified, warm, gracious. David and his team will not let you down, you will be taken well care of and most importantly superbly and justly represented…
Barbara Lynch

Oh my goodness David is a miracle worker! Unbelievable results! David is so highly respected by attorneys and judges and prosecutors that he really makes an impact in court and presented our friend in the best possible light…

Jude Dasilva

Greg Johnson and David Yannetti are simply the best. After having two other attorneys on a case, I hired them and got results where others failed. They work hard for you and I highly recommend them!…

Vivian Trinh

If it was not for Mr. Yannetti I could have lost my career and opportunity to come back to USA again given that I am not a US citizen. Thank you Mr. Yannetti for all you did for me and my family. You and your office were truly there for me in my darkest hour…

Ajit Gupta

Greg Johnson is a charming attorney and seems to truly care about his client’s and the outcome of their case. If you ever need an experienced criminal defense Lawyer, Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm is the one to call!…


“I’ve got your back,” he told me early on. David did not disappoint. By showing up with David in the courtroom, I felt I’d made a clear statement of intent. The case was duly dropped…

James Brooks

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