Shoplifting Charges in Pasadena

Pasadena Theft Attorney

In California, theft crimes are divided into two categories. If the value of the stolen property is $950 or more, it is grand theft. All other theft crimes (with a few exceptions) are considered petty theft, which includes the crime of shoplifting. Also known as retail theft, shoplifting is committed when a person uses deception or concealment to remove retail merchandise from a shop without paying for it. Examples include "popping" price tags, altering or switching price tags or labels, or concealing the merchandise and walking away.

California Penalties for Shoplifting

Shoplifting is a misdemeanor and is punishable by a maximum fine of $1,000 and/or a jail sentence of up to 6 months. Such a conviction will have other consequences, as well. Individuals who have been convicted of a theft crime—or even just charged with one—can have a very difficult time finding a job, since few employers will be eager to hire someone who has the reputation of a thief. Protect your reputation if you have been charged with shoplifting by hiring a Pasadena criminal defense lawyer from The Law Offices of Matthew Cargal. I have practiced criminal defense for 20 years and have what it takes to fight your charges.

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Call today to set up your free consultation with a Pasadena criminal defense attorney. I handle each of my clients' cases personally and have represented hundreds of criminal defense cases over the years. Having practiced criminal defense exclusively for more than two decades, I can provide the knowledge and skill necessary to give you peace of mind about your defense. With my help, you could avoid the penalties and reputation that come with a theft crime conviction. Contact my firm as soon as possible to get started!

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