Denver theft defense attorney Steven J. Pisani defends clients suspected of theft or shoplifting crimes. Penalties for theft or shoplifting offenses could be very serious sometimes. If the district attorney is claiming that you stole more than $1,000, you might have to face felony charges and a prison sentence. Several authorities in Colorado have a zero tolerance policy and would seek permanent convictions and severe punishments for even a first crime.
Not only this, but also a stain of a conviction on your record for a crime like theft can cause you to lose a good job opportunity. In this difficult economic atmosphere, employers are doubtful about hiring someone with a theft conviction. We at Pisani Law Firm put all the efforts using our expertise and experience in the arena to keep a theft conviction off your record.
Our theft defense attorneys offer a complete defense to clients charged with theft offenses anywhere in the state of Colorado. Some of the property related cases that we handle are:
- Misdemeanor Shoplifting
- Felony Theft
- Petty Theft
- Theft by Receiving
- False Information to a Pawn Broker
- Identity Theft
- Motor Vehicle Theft
Shoplifting refers to any stealing from a store or business place, which creates the severe issue for retailers. Shoplifting frequently happens in the heat of the moment, by desire. At times people while visiting a store finds something really attractive that they can’t actually afford, suddenly they take the wrong decision of stealing it and get into the trouble. It is also a crime that might have been committed accidentally. For instance, while visiting a store, you might forget to remove a sunglass after trying it and move out of the store or in other condition a customer who might have some bigger item on the bottom of their shopping cart and misses to present it to the clerk to scan it.
In many cases, shoplifting is an offense, but can range higher (like a grand theft) depending on the worth of the stuffs lifted. Whatever the case, it is best to hire a Denver shoplifting defense attorney to defend your case and put your point in front of the jury in the way they can understand and trust.
Shoplifting has various forms, while the most common and obvious method of shoplifting is stealing a product from a shop and hiding it under a jacket, purse or backpack and then moving towards the exit in place of payment desk. Though, it is not the only reason why you might get charged for an offense of shoplifting. In fact, if you do not pay at the restaurant or hotel after using their services also counts under the same offense. Apart from that, eating any eatable at a grocery store without paying for it is also a kind of shoplifting. Another popular practice of shoplifting is swapping an item’s price tag to avoid paying the real price of that item. If you are facing Shoplifting charges, then contact a shoplifting defense attorney or theft defense lawyer for a better future.