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Tarrant County Shoplifting Lawyer

Have you been charged with shoplifting in Tarrant County? Because theft charges can permanently impact your life, it’s important to call a qualified lawyer as soon as possible.

Being charged with a shoplifting offense in Tarrant County may seem like not such a big deal, but it’s a huge deal. Even misdemeanor offenses can wreak havoc in all areas of your life, and theft charges can be especially harsh. Don’t make the mistake of taking your charge lightly. It’s not one of those mistakes you can “learn from” and move on.

Once a crime goes on your record, it’s there forever. There are no do-overs and no take-backs. But you can avoid a theft conviction by fighting the charge with the help of a Tarrant County shoplifting lawyer. Don’t try to fight the charges on your own—this is a risk most people can’t afford to take. Call the Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy today.

Penalties for Retail Theft in Tarrant County, Texas

Shoplifting means theft from a store. Most people think of shoplifting as a minor offense, but it can impact your life in many ways. All theft charges—even misdemeanor ones—can make finding and keeping a good job very difficult.

Employers like theft offenses less than almost any other nonviolent offense type because they represent a great liability for the company. They worry that, if you’ll steal from a store, you won’t have a problem stealing from them or possibly from the company’s customers. Most employers won’t even risk taking a chance on you.

A Tarrant County shoplifting charge can have many other impacts on your life, including jail time and enormous fines. Below, you’ll find the legal charges you may face if convicted:

  • Theft is a Class C misdemeanor if the property is valued at less than $50.
  • Theft is a Class B misdemeanor if the property is valued between $50 and $500.
  • Theft is a Class A misdemeanor if the property is valued between $500 and $1,500.
  • Theft is a state jail felony if the property is valued between $1,500 and $20,000.

Defenses Against Theft Charges in Tarrant County

If you’re convicted of any of the above shoplifting crimes in Tarrant County, you could be forced to pay fines, spend time in jail, or be placed on probation. Defenses against theft charges do exist, however, so don’t lose hope before you’ve discussed your case with an attorney.

Common and effective defenses against shoplifting charges are as follows:

  • You didn’t do it.
  • There was a mistake of fact.
  • You lacked intent.
  • Officials miscalculated the value of the stolen item.
  • You were framed.
  • You were mistaken for someone else.

Get in Touch with a Tarrant County Shoplifting Attorney

Don’t ruin your life by pleading guilty to a theft charge without speaking with a Tarrant County shoplifting lawyer first. Your attorney may be able to work out a better deal or get your charges dismissed. Contact the Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy to speak with a an attorney for free. Complete the form on this page or call 817-605-1010.

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