When one individual takes another individual’s property without consent, it is said that a theft crime has occurred. It is up to your attorney to challenge the evidence and protect your rights throughout the legal process.
The criminal justice system can seem daunting and confusing at first. At Barberi Law, our Michigan theft, burglary, and larceny defense attorneys have more than 50 years of combined experience handling even the most complex legal matters. As former prosecutors, our clients trust us to carefully examine their cases and provide honest feedback and prompt answers to their questions, such as:
- Will I likely go to jail?
- Should I hire an attorney, even if it is a minor theft offense?
- What is the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony?
- If I am charged with shoplifting, should I represent myself?
These and many more questions are answered by attorneys at our law firm. No matter your situation, we encourage you to contact our office to schedule a consultation.
Shoplifting and Retail Fraud FAQ
- I believe that I am under investigation for a theft crime. Should I hire an attorney now, or wait until I’ve been charged?
We encourage you to contact an attorney as soon as possible. The sooner we begin our investigation, the sooner we can begin developing a strong defense strategy for you. If you wait until the last moment to hire skilled representation, you run the risk of losing out on a significant amount of preparation time. At the very least, you should contact our firm to receive advice regarding criminal defense and theft crimes. We don’t advise talking to the police without first talking with an experienced criminal defense attorney in our firm.
- What penalties will I face if I am convicted?
Typically, your penalties are directly related to the type of criminal offense you are charged with. Conviction of a theft crime can result in penalties, such as jail or prison time, fines, restitution, community service, and probation. Your past criminal history plays a large role in your likely sentence. We will fight to shield you from these consequences and minimize your exposure to penalties.
If you have questions regarding theft crimes defense, we encourage you to contact Barberi Law. If you would like to schedule a consultation to discuss your specific situation, call (989) 546-7124, or complete our online contact form.Contact Us Today!