Shoplifting is commonly thought of as a minor offense, and in some cases, this is true. However, the severity of the criminal charge is typically based on the value of the item(s) that were stolen as well as the number of times an individual has been convicted of shoplifting.
At the Law Offices of David Paul White and Associates, our Salt Lake City shoplifting defense attorney works to have charges reduced or dismissed for individuals across Utah in theft cases. More than 25 years of experience is behind the representation we provide, giving our clients the aggressive representation they need to protect their rights.
How Can I Overcome a Shoplifting Charge?
Many individuals who have been arrested or charged with shoplifting were caught by store security or personnel. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, shoplifting can be considered petty theft or grand theft, categorizing the criminal charge as a misdemeanor or a felony, respectively.
Our office works to prevent long-lasting consequences of a retail theft conviction through direct compromise with the store that is pressing charges, the reduction of charges to non-theft offenses, demonstrating a lack of evidence against the accused and other methods of reducing or eliminating the charges against our clients.
While some individuals may tell you to forego experienced criminal defense for these kinds of charges, remember that allowing a charge like this to go on your criminal record can affect you for years to come. It can have a significant effect on the way employers view your employment application, how landlords view your rental applications and many other institutions will treat you. Our office can help you prevent this from leaving a permanent scar on your record.
Contact Salt Lake City Defense Attorney David Paul White
If you have been charged with shoplifting, it is important to clear your name. The first step is to seek legal representation from an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer in Salt Lake City that will protect your rights. Attorney David Paul White bring more than 25 years of experience in criminal defense law. Over the year, he has successfully represented countless clients. Schedule a free initial consultation with our firm by contacting us anytime, day or night, online or by telephone at 801-266-4114.
We offer reasonable fees, a 24-hour answering service, flexible appointments and skillful representation to individuals throughout Utah.