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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