Miami, Florida Shoplifting Attorney
Criminal Defense Lawyer for Petit Theft Charges
Were you arrested for shoplifting? Waste no time in contacting a lawyer to discuss your case. As an experienced attorney with over a decade of trial experience as well as a background as a former prosecutor, Miami criminal defense lawyer Michael Mirer can offer you the knowledgeable help that you need.
Challenging Miami, Florida shoplifting and petit theft charges can be complex, particularly because these cases often involve hard evidence that places the offender at the scene, such as video surveillance. There may also be witnesses, including store employees or security personnel who will testify that you took an item. Finally, the item itself may be used as evidence against you if it was found on your person or in your vehicle, etc. Fortunately, an experienced attorney can challenge all of the evidence against you, even if it seems as though you have no chance of avoiding a conviction. Witness testimony can be brought into question, as can the manner in which an arrest or search was conducted, or how evidence was processed by law enforcement.
The important thing to remember is that there is almost always something a lawyer can do to positively affect your case, even if it is simply to minimize the penalties you may face or help you secure an alternative sentence to avoid jail time. By contacting a criminal attorney as soon as possible, you can learn more about your particular case and what can be done.
Shoplifting and Petit Theft in Miami
Shoplifting is a theft crime that is most often charged as petit theft because the value of items taken typically does not exceed $300. Depending on the value of the property, petit theft may be charged as a first or second degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to 12 months or 60 days in county jail, respectively.
You can challenge your petit theft charges with an experienced lawyer at your side. Contact Miami shoplifting attorney Michael Mirer today!