Shoplifting Defense Lawyer

Shoplifting Charges in Spokane Washington

Theft Defense Attorney for Retail Shoplifting

Shoplifting is one of the most common types of theft charges; it happens at high-end retail establishments just as it does in big-box discount stores like Wal-Mart, Target & Best Buy. Getting arrested for shoplifting can make you feel like your whole life is on hold. Speaking to lawyer can help you feel like you are taking a situation that was out of control and working towards a solution. In many shoplifting cases there are actions you can take BEFORE your court date to better present your case.

Free Consultation with a Shoplifting Defense Lawyer

Take advantage of a free, confidential consultation with an experienced shoplifting defense lawyer, Sean Nicholson. During a free consultation, Sean will help you:

  • Review Court Procedures and What to Expect
  • Understand Potential Punishments or Penalties
  • Talk about possible defenses to Shoplifting like being absent-minded, distracted, consent, mistake, or overzealous police or store / security
  • Costs of Hiring a Lawyer to Represent You Through Your Shoplifting Defense
  • How to Minimize the Effect a Shoplifting Arrest has on your life.

Possible Penalties for Shoplifting in Spokane, Washington

The penalties for shoplifting are based on the value of the items that were stolen. Most shoplifting involves items that have a total value of less than $750, so you would likely be charged with third degree shoplifting. However, if the total amount of stolen goods was over $750, you may be looking at a higher degree of theft charge. There are times when prosecutors will work to combine multiple shoplifting events into one to try to get a higher charge. If you have been arrested for shoplifting, and they are citing multiple times that you stole items, talk to a lawyer as soon as possible.

Paying Restitution After a Shoplifting Charge

While there is no sure way to avoid conviction and punishment to the full extent of the law after a shoplifting charge, showing the courts that you have returned the items that were stolen or paid “restitution” (paid the retail store the amount of money they lost due to your shoplifting). Sean Nicholson has extensive experience working with people to prepare their case in the best way possible before it gets in front of a judge. This has the potential to minimize the penalties you face, and can get you back to your day to day life more quickly.

Contact a Spokane Shoplifting Defense Lawyer Today

Contact an attorney at Pacific Defender Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the specifics of your case and what options may be available to you. You will speak directly to an attorney and not given an inexperienced attorney or paralegal. Ask to speak to Mr. Nicholson himself as he handles all consultations personally!

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