The holiday season poses emotional challenges for many people who have
suffered tragedies, or who are going through a financial difficult time.
With all the advertisements of gifts and expectations of festive holiday
meals, it can seem embarrassing for those who cannot afford even the necessities.
That is one reason why shoplifting charges are on the rise during the
holidays. Between Black Friday and Christmas, the number of shoplifting
incidents increases dramatically. However, the penalties for shoplifting
can be life-altering.
Shoplifting may be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony offense, and could lead to:
- A permanent mark on your criminal record
You may also have to pay restitution in a civil lawsuit. Shoplifting does
not just involve taking something out of a store without paying for it.
You may be charged with shoplifting if you swap price tags to pay a lower
amount, or if you hide an item inside another item to conceal it. A conviction
of shoplifting can make it difficult to obtain employment and education
in the future. That is why it is important to seek experienced legal counsel
as soon as possible.
Our Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyers Can Fight for You
If you have been charged with shoplifting, Owenby Law, P.A. can represent
you in court. We can gather evidence to build your case and guide you
through the process. We have achieved successful results for numerous
clients. From start to finish, our firm will tirelessly uphold your rights.
Contact our firm
today for a free initial consultation.