Pasadena Criminal Defense Attorney

Many people make the mistake of minimizing shoplifting charges. The casual term used for the crime carries penalties that can involve hefty fines. While some charges will be processed as petty theft, many are actually categorized as misdemeanor theft offenses depending on the value of the products taken. Anything that is valued at less than $400 but more than $50 according to its retail market value can constitute a sentence of up to six months in jail and fines that can reach up to $1,000.

Petty theft can also be processed as an infraction, but that does not mean that there are no punishments. Petty theft infractions will require a fine of up to $250. However, the prosecution may choose to charge the defendant with misdemeanor petty theft if there are prior theft convictions or infractions.

In an area where shopping and retail is abundant, the number of individuals charged with shoplifting is exorbitant. Having a conviction on your record for shoplifting can have negative effects on your future, especially when you apply for a job in the retail industry. Even civil infractions can hurt your future. If you have been charged with shoplifting, contact a Pasadena criminal defense attorney and discuss your situation.

At the Law Office of Fritzie Galliani, we are dedicated to providing reliable criminal defense to the residents of Pasadena and surrounding areas. One small mistake should not ruin your life and we want to be the ones to defend your interests to the very end. Call our office today and receive a free, confidential case evaluation to learn more about how our firm can help you fight your shoplifting charges.

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Law Office of Fritzie Galliani, APC - Pasadena Criminal Defense Attorney
Located at 1770 Corson Street Pasadena, CA 91106. View Map
Phone: (626) 408-0235