Petit Theft and Shoplifting
Ft. Lauderdale Shoplifting Defense Attorney
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Broward County Shoplifting Defense Lawyer
Penalties for Shoplifting and Petit Theft
Theft cases often involve conflicting accounts of what occurred and the police will often accept the shopkeeper or store security personnel's account of what transpired. It takes the actions of an aggressive and experienced criminal defense attorney to set the record straight in such cases. The number one goal of Ft. Lauderdale petit theft attorney Antonio D. Quinn Esq. is to keep his client's criminal records clean. If it is your first time getting arrested, then you may qualify for certain pre-trial diversion programs which are intended to keep your record clean. Fort Lauderdale Petit theft attorney Antonio Quinn can help you evaluate your options and decide what is the best course to pursue in your case.
In order for a loss prevention officer to detain a person , they must first observe the individual take or hide merchandise and then pass by all points of purchase. Merely concealing merchandise is not enough to arrest a person for shoplifting. The store employee alleges that they witnessed the merchandise being stolen is required to provide a sworn statement to the police. If this is not done an experienced criminal defense attorney can move to have the charges dismissed when the case goes to court.
Retaining a knowledgeable and experienced Broward County petit theft attorney as soon as possible after a person's arrest will maximize the chances of achieving a successful outcome.
Quinn Law, P.A. represents individuals who are being charged with all types of retail theft including:
No matter what you are being charged with, if you have been arrested for shoplifting, it is crucial to retain an experienced, aggressive and effective criminal lawyer in order to protect your reputation, your livelihood and your future. If you have been arrested for shoplifting contact Fort Lauderdale petit theft attorney Antonio D. Quinn, Esq. today to set up a case evaluation at (954) 463-0440.