Miami Shoplifting Attorney
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If you have been arrested or charged for a shoplifting offense anywhere
in Miami, Florida, you cannot take these charges lightly. Even first-time
offenders who have no previous criminal record could be facing life-changing
consequences. Do not risk a permanent criminal record due to one mistake;
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About Shoplifting Charges in Florida
Shoplifting is most often classified as
petit theft in Florida, as the value of items taken typically does not exceed $300.
However, if the amount shoplifted exceeds this amount, the offense can
be charged as
grand theft. Although considered a lesser theft crime,
may still result in a misdemeanor or even a felony conviction on your criminal record, affecting employment and educational opportunities
as well as your reputation and any career you may have been pursuing.
What are the penalties for shoplifting?
Shoplifting often involves retail theft. A person commits this offense
when he or she intentionally takes or attempts to take merchandise without
paying for it. Depending on the value of property taken and the defendant's
prior criminal record, if any, the following penalties may be implemented
for a Miami, Florida shoplifting conviction:
Second Degree Petit Theft (Shoplifting an item(s) valued at less than $100): 2nd degree misdemeanor,
punishable by up to 60 days in jail.
First Degree Petit Theft (Shoplifting an item or items valued at $100 to less than $300): 1st degree
misdemeanor, punishable by up to 12 months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.
Grand Theft in the Third Degree (Shoplifting of an item or items valued at $300 to less than $5,000):
3rd degree felony, punishable by up to 5 years in prison and a fine of
up to $5,000.
Alternative sentencing may be available to first-time offenders in some
situations, although this will typically vary on a case by case basis.
Arrested for shoplifting? Get help from Attorney Michael Mirer!
It is important to take immediate action to protect your future if you
are charged with shoplifting or another
theft crime. By discussing your case with Miami criminal defense lawyer Michael Mirer,
you can find out more about your legal rights and what options you have
in fighting your charges and avoiding a conviction. If you are interested
in learning more about how an experienced Miami shoplifting attorney can
help you challenge your criminal charges, call today.
Why Hire the Law Office of Michael Mirer, P.A.?
Contact the Law Office of Michael Mirer, P.A. at (305) 600-5678 or fill out a
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- Attorney Mirer has more than a decade of experience handling 100+ trial cases
- Attorney Mirer is a former Miami-Dade prosecutor and experienced litigator
- Attorney Mirer has the background and knowledge to offer you valid guidance
- Attorney Mirer has the grit and tenacity needed for aggressive representation