Dallas Shoplifting Lawyers
Shoplifting is the act of taking merchandise from a store with the intention of not paying for it. In Dallas, this criminal offense is typically classified as theft or larceny, in which the accused can obtain a misdemeanor or felony conviction depending on the price of the merchandise stolen and the accused’s criminal record. Typically in Dallas, it is considered a misdemeanor, or petty theft, if the amount of stolen items is $500 or less, whereas it would be considered a felony, or grand theft, if the amount were over $500.
If you are facing shoplifting charges in Dallas, the experienced defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter understand the difficult situation that you face, especially if you are a minor. Because of this, we are dedicated to making sure that you receive the representation that you need in Dallas. We know that people often don’t deserve the harsh penalties that they face, which is why our Dallas shoplifting lawyers do all that we can to prove your innocence or drastically decrease the penalties that you face.
Forms of Shoplifting
While the general act of shoplifting is defined by removing merchandise from a store, there are various forms that can also be classified as shoplifting, which include:
- Altering price tags
- Removing or attempting to remove security tags
- Hiding merchandise on yourself (in your pocket, clothing, or bag)
- Returning stolen items for money or goods (which is also called “return fraud”)
Although these forms of shoplifting listed above seem to be intentional, store employees or police officers won’t question your intentionality and will often times go beyond acceptable punishments for accused shoplifters. The Dallas lawyers of the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter believe that everyone should receive proper legal treatment, no matter the accusations against them.
Contact a Dallas Shoplifting Lawyer Today
If you have been accused of shoplifting and need help justifying your case or drastically decreasing overzealous charges, contact the Dallas shoplifting lawyers at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter today at (214) 845-7007 for qualified legal assistance.