Shoplifting by a Juvenile in Detroit
When a minor takes something from a retail store without intending to pay for it, or changes the price of an item or otherwise alters a tag with intent to pay less than full price for an item, shoplifting charges can result. Grabel & Associates juvenile defense lawyers are committed to protecting juveniles who are accused of shoplifting in Detroit, and we know how to protect clients against wrongful conviction, and help those who have committed a shoplifting offense fight for the most beneficial outcome possible. As soon as you contact our firm, our team will begin fighting to protect your freedom, and we are willing to do whatever it takes to guide you through every stage of your case. Contact us now by phone or online for a free initial case consultation and learn more about our proven approach to shoplifting defense. Grabel & Associates is ready now to begin working with you or your loved one after charges of shoplifting by a juvenile in Detroit.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with an experienced lawyer who can help you fight back against the harsh potential penalties which are on the line in any retail fraud or shoplifting case. Under the direction of qualified trial lawyer Scott Grabel, who has over a decade of experience working with adult and juvenile offenders statewide, our team will walk you through every step you need to take in order to ensure you achieve the most beneficial result possible. As soon as you or your loved one is accused of shoplifting by a juvenile in Detroit, contact our firm and begin putting necessary protections in place to ensure your case is not moved to adult court, and that you are not subjected to other detrimental action that may be pursued by police or prosecutors. Our firm is always available to begin protecting those who are accused of shoplifting in Detroit, and we will put in the hard work necessary to guide you or your child to an impressive outcome.
Shoplifting Laws in Detroit – Juvenile Retail Fraud Defense Lawyer
According to Michigan retail fraud law, the offense commonly referred to as shoplifting can occur in cases involving theft from a retail store, or when a person alters, transfers, removes, conceals, or otherwise misrepresents the price of an item with intent to pay less than the actual price for the item. The penalties for shoplifting can include a misdemeanor or felony record, along with a fine of at least 3 times the value of the item stolen, and jail time of up to 5 years, depending on the value of the item of amount of the price difference if altered or misrepresented.
For juveniles, if sentenced in adult court, the penalties are the same. Fortunately, for many juveniles, adult court sentencing won’t be an issue. Except for the most serious offenses and repeat offenders, juvenile court, which is included as part of family court in most places, will handle the proceedings for those under 17 years of age. Grabel & Associates has experience working with clients who have been accused of shoplifting in Detroit and statewide, and we know how to protect those who are facing proceedings in juvenile or adult court. Contact us right now to learn more about the steps you should be taking to protect yourself.
Juvenile Penalties for Shoplifting in Detroit
If convicted of retail fraud in juvenile court, it is likely that the offender will have to pay restitution and/or return the item allegedly stolen, and issue an apology, at the very least. Probation is also likely, as well as possible additional fines or community service. In rare cases, a person can be put in a juvenile correctional facility.
It is also possible for a juvenile to be placed on the consent calendar in Detroit, which means that if the offender completes a set of conditions within a set timeframe, the offense will never be recorded. With so much of your future on the line, this is an opportunity that should be pursued no matter what. Our lawyers can put you on track to a great case result, and are ready now to start working with you.
Our Approach to Detroit Juvenile Shoplifting Defense
Our lawyers understand the difference that an aggressive defense lawyer can make, and we seek to provide top level representation to clients in all types of cases, including juvenile crime cases. No matter what the details of your case, we will develop a unique defense strategy based on the specifics of your situation. Get in touch as soon as possible so that our team has ample time to prepare to fight with you throughout your case.
Contact Grabel & Associates for 24/7 Detroit Juvenile Theft Defense
Begin your fight for justice now by calling us toll free at 1-800-342-7896 or by contacting us online through this website. We are available 24/7 for clients in Detroit and throughout Wayne County.