Though many do not consider shoplifting to be a serious offense, throughout the state of Michigan it is grouped in with other types of larceny under the charge of retail fraud. The penalties for retail fraud in Clinton Township are severe, and while juvenile offenders can seek rehabilitative sentences outside of the criminal court system, it is still critical to work with an attorney and seek the best possible result. Grabel & Associates is committed to protecting Clinton Township’s accused and we have established a reputation as one of the top firms in Macomb County for shoplifting and theft defense. Our team can walk you through the steps you need to take to fight back after retail fraud allegations, and advise you on what you need to do to protect your future, no matter what the specifics of your case may be.
Work with experienced trial attorney Scott Grabel and the rest of our talented team now and find out more about defending yourself in a juvenile crime case. Our Clinton defense attorneys know what it takes to win in tough retail fraud cases, and are committed to doing whatever they can to help you or your child after false allegations, or overzealous sentencing attempts.
We know how critical it is to begin fighting back with a juvenile attorney who cares about your best interests as early on in your case as possible, which is why our team is committed to 24/7 availability. Contact our firm now for a free initial case consultation and find out more about juvenile shoplifting defense in Clinton. We are ready to begin working with you, and will immediately advise you on the best next steps to take if you want to avoid a permanent record and other damaging penalties.
Retail fraud charges can lead to jail time, restitution, and fines in great excess of the value of property stolen. While juvenile offenders may be able to avoid jail time, there are still extremely serious penalties on the line in every Clinton shoplifting case. Work with an attorney to find out more about your unique case and the defense tactics that will be effective throughout your fight for justice.
Retail fraud charges, or “shoplifting” charges, don’t just result in cases where merchandise has been obviously stolen from a retail establishment. If a person removes a price tag, alters a price, or otherwise misrepresents the sale price of an item with intent to pay less than the actual amount for that item, they can still be charged with shoplifting. This is why in some cases defendants actually think they are innocent, since they haven’t stolen anything, when in actuality they are being accused of altering, removing, or transferring a price tag. Working with a lawyer who can help you understand exactly what you are being accused of and how Clinton law relates to those accusations will be of the utmost value as you prepare a potent defense.
While the penalties for retail fraud in any degree are extremely serious, sentencing in juvenile court often does not comply with these sentencing guidelines. In first-time offender cases, a release to parents, restitution, or probation of some form is likely. In more serious cases or repeat offender cases, confinement or placement is possible. Other sentencing options include diversion programs, which can lead to community service requirements and education programs, along with court-ordered counseling, and other alternatives. If you have been charged with retail fraud or shoplifting in Clinton Township, contact our Macomb County defense team now for a free initial case analysis.
At Grabel & Associates, we know how stressful it can be to have your future on the line after a shoplifting accusation. We treat every case as if it were our own futures or the futures of our children on the line, and are dedicated to doing whatever it takes to help you achieve a beneficial case result. Contact our aggressive defense team now and fight for a result similar to past case outcomes we have been able to achieve for clients statewide. Get in touch with our team right away and begin fighting back against serious criminal penalties.
To speak with a lawyer concerning your case right now, call 1-800-342-7896 or contact us online. We are always available to provide you with a free initial case consultation, and are committed to providing top quality legal guidance, beginning with a confidential consultation. Let us begin fighting with you now, no matter what stage of your case you are facing.