Shoplifting Charges in Pasadena
Pasadena Theft Attorney
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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