Shoplifting and Larceny Charges
Some may not realize how severe the consequences can be when an individual is convicted of shoplifting or larceny. Teenagers in particular are vulnerable to this type of crime, and may face a criminal record at a young age that could harm employment chances and their personal reputation. If you have been charged with one of these crimes, it is important to enlist the services of a defense attorney who may be able to reduce or altogether eliminate your charges.
Penalties for First Offense Shoplifting and Larceny
The penalties for shoplifting and larceny are intrinsically tied to the worth of the property stolen. In general, the penalties are as follows:
- Shoplifting value of $100 or less: Fine up to $250
- Shoplifting value more than $100: Fine up to $1000 and up to 2 ½ years in jail
- Larceny value of $250 or less: Fine up to $300 and up to 1 year in jail
- Larceny value more than $250: Up to $25,000 and up to 5 years in jail
A Cape Cod defense attorney can use his experience to work for the best possible outcome of your case. A conviction of this nature could affect your future, and you should not hesitate to discuss your defense with a lawyer.
Contact a Cape Cod Shoplifting Defense Lawyer
If you or a loved one is facing a shoplifting, larceny or any other type of theft charge, defense attorney James Powderly may aggressively fight the charges against you. Contact him today at 508-343-0676 to learn more about your legal options.