Juvenile Petty Theft and Shoplifting Defense
Has Your Child Been Accused of Shoplifting in Houston?
Shoplifting, a form of petty
theft, typically involves taking property from a retail store. The value of
property involved in a shoplifting case generally ranges around $500 or
less. If $1,500 or more in property is taken, theft may be charged as
a felony offense. For a minor accused of shoplifting or any non-violent
theft crime, the penalties imposed by the juvenile court judge will typically
be geared toward rehabilitating the minor rather than based exclusively
on punishment. The minor may face rehabilitation, counseling, community
service or similar programs as well as potential detention in a juvenile
facility or fines. In some cases, the parents may be held accountable
for fines or restitution the juvenile is ordered to pay for a Houston
Make sure you involve an attorney experienced with defending juvenile offenders
in the Houston area. At the Martinez Law Firm, we are committed to representing
the interests of minors accused of petty theft or any criminal offense.
We provide personalized, one-on-one client service combined with aggressive
legal counsel to offer our juvenile clients the best opportunity at advantageous
Protect Your Child's Future - Contact a Houston Theft Crimes Lawyer
For a minor convicted of shoplifting or any juvenile crime, the future
may be uncertain. Living with a juvenile record may mean limited educational
and employment opportunities and may also result in harsher penalties
for any future offenses or convictions. If you would like to ensure your
child has the best opportunity at a bright future free from a shoplifting
or theft conviction, do not wait to involve a lawyer who can protect his
or her legal rights.
Call our knowledgeable Houston juvenile crimes attorney for the defense
your child deserves.