A shoplifting/retail fraud lawyer can provide aggressive criminal defense representation for people accused of retail fraud in the first degree, second degree, or third degree. They can help you fight the charges against you to help you avoid jail time, expensive fines, permanent criminal records, and a tarnished reputation. Shoplifting/retail lawyers will develop a deep understanding of your situation and apply their unique skills and experience to try to get your charge dismissed or mitigated.
What are the Consequences of Shoplifting/Retail Fraud in Michigan?
The consequences of shoplifting/retail fraud vary based on the cost of the property that was obtained or attempted to be obtained. In Michigan, people found guilty of shoplifting or retail fraud of less than $200 may be charged with Retail Fraud Third Degree, which could carry up to 93 days in jail. People can be charged with Retail Fraud Second Degree if the property is worth more than $200 but less than $1,000. This charge can carry up to one year in jail. People can be charged with retail fraud first degree and receive up to five years in prison if the property is $1,000 or more. Repeat offenders may receive more serious consequences if convicted than first-time offenders.
Shoplifting/Retail Fraud Lawyer At Poota Law
If you or someone you know needs a shoplifting/retail fraud lawyer in Southfield, MI, Warren, MI, Livonia, MI, or the surrounding areas, our skilled criminal defense attorney Julian Poota, at the Law Office of Julian J. Poota, PLLC, can help you. We are non-judgmental and have handled many cases involving retail fraud or shoplifting. We have over 290 five-star reviews on Google and over 17 years of experience achieving positive results for clients throughout Michigan. Contact us online or call us at (888) 399-7979 for a free initial consultation with Mr. Poota today!