If you or a family member is facing shoplifting charges in Suffolk or Nassau County, it is important to find an experienced Long Island criminal defense lawyer to stand by your side and aggressively defend your case.
Many malls across the island, such as Roosevelt Field, Walt Whitman and Smith Haven, as well as individual stores like Target, Macy’s and Kohl’s are cracking down hard on shoplifting, making it a commonly seen crime in the courts. You may have been wrongly accused, mistakenly took something without even realizing it or just made a regrettable mistake. Whatever the circumstances are, a qualified shoplifting defense lawyer will fully investigate the circumstances of the incident, make sure the store and the authorities followed the correct protocol and work to find evidence that puts your case in the best possible light.
The penalties for shoplifting are determined by the value of the goods allegedly stolen:
- If the total value is under $1,000, the crime is considered a petty larceny.
- If the alleged stolen merchandise is valued at more than $1,000 than it is considered grand larceny. A grand larceny charge is considered a felony in New York.
Long Island Shoplifting Attorney
Our shoplifting defense lawyer has been working for more than 25 years to help people accused of shoplifting. He will work with you to determine the best legal course of action to take and then work aggressively to get you the best possible outcome. Contact us today and let us start working to help you.
Contact us at (516) 222-4000 or (631) 851-2063