Shoplifting Defense in Houston
Texas Theft Crimes Lawyer Protecting Your Rights
Have you been arrested on suspicion of shoplifting? Are you or a loved
one currently under arrest or investigation for any type of criminal offense
related to retail
theft? If so, you are in a dangerous situation. You may be at risk of facing
formal criminal charges and therefore being convicted of this offense.
If you are found guilty, you may face imprisonment in county jail and
the burden of dealing with a criminal record for the rest of your life.
Involving an experienced criminal defense attorney is crucial in the face
of shoplifting charges. You have the right to legal counsel, and choosing
to take full advantage of this right may actually mean the difference
between a conviction and dropped charges. By reviewing the particular
circumstances of your case, a skilled lawyer can determine the correct
approach to take on your behalf.
Fighting Your Retail Theft Charges
Shoplifting, also called retail theft, is a type of theft crime that involves
taking an item or items from a store with the intention of not paying
for the item or not paying the full price for the item. This may be accomplished
in different ways. A person may hide an item and walk out with it, may
try to return an item that they did not actually purchase or may switch
price tags on items of different values in an attempt to pay the lower price.
Depending on the amount of property involved in a shoplifting case in Houston,
a defendant may face
felony charges and varying penalties. If you would like to be sure that your
legal rights will be protected in the face of your shoplifting charges,
make sure you involve an attorney with the knowledge and resources to help.
Contact a Houston shoplifting defense lawyer at the Martinez Law Firm today!