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Accused of Shoplifting? Call For Help!

Shoplifting is one of the most common theft crimes, and is also one of the most devastating to brick-and-mortar store owners. In fact, Fortune Magazine estimates that shoplifters and worker theft cost the hundreds of thousands of U.S. stores over $32 billion. Pocketing a cell phone case from an electronics retailer may not be theft on the grandest of scales, but authorities in the state of Texas are still quick to levy heavy charges and seek the maximum possible penalties against these types of perpetrators.

If you or a loved one has been arrested and are facing shoplifting charges, you should move quickly to retain a skilled Fort Worth criminal defense attorney. Having an experienced advocate who can put the evidence in your case to work protecting your name and your rights is strongly advised when facing your prosecution. At Jerry Loftin & Associates, we have stood up to protect the rights of those facing the criminal justice system by providing dedicated and knowledgeable reputation since 1970. We have handled more than 3,000 cases, and have earned a long and substantial record of success defending clients both in and out of the courtroom.

Put more than 65 years of experience on your side; call Jerry Loftin & Associates today at 817.591.7850 to schedule your free consultation!

How is Shoplifting Classified?

Like most other theft crimes, shoplifting charges are based primarily on the value of the property stolen in each instance, but also could be influenced by aggravating or mitigating factors. As a result, shoplifting charges could be considered either a misdemeanor or a felony, and carry a wide range of potential penalties.

Shoplifting penalties can include:

  • Jail time, with maximum sentences ranging between 180 days and 99 years
  • Large fines, with maximum amounts ranging between $500 and $10,000
  • Probationary periods
  • Victim restitution
  • Additional damages

Don’t hesitate to obtain legal representation for your case! Contact Jerry Loftin & Associates online now!

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