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We have over a century of collective legal experience and have been practicing in state and federal courts across Minnesota since 1983.

Shoplifting Defense Lawyer in Minnesota

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When a person is accused of shoplifting or any other type of theft crime, they may be subject to facing a lifetime of consequences and hefty fines. Although many of these types of situations occur due to monetary lapses of judgment, prosecutors may attempt to charge an offender with maximum penalties. Unfortunately, this type of charge can make various areas of life difficult for a person who is convicted.

If you or someone you love is charged with a shoplifting charge, it is crucial you seek experienced legal counsel right away. At Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A., our Minneapolis theft crime lawyers can put aggressive and experienced criminal defense on your side of the courtroom right away. Because these types of cases can be time sensitive, we encourage you to contact our team as soon as possible.

When you entrust our team with your case, you can rest easier knowing our team can provide you with the following:

  • 24 hours services every day of the week
  • A legal team backed by a countless number of cases won
  • A team led by a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist
  • A firm that has been recognized by The National Trial Lawyer: Top 100, Martindale-Hubbell®, and Super Lawyers®

If you were accused of shoplifting and are in need of seasoned legal counsel, contact a Minneapolis theft crime attorney from our firm right away. Our team at Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. is available at all hours of the day!

Criminal Penalties Convicted Shoplifters May Face

In Minnesota, there are various forms of shoplifting crimes. A person who conceals or takes a product from a store without paying for the item is considered a shoplifter. Likewise, a shoplifter can be a person who changes price tags or alters a package to pay less than the intended retail value of an item. Regardless, shoplifters can face the following penalties:

Individuals convicted of shoplifting less than $500 can face:

  • Fines up to $1,000
  • Up to 90 days in jail
  • A Misdemeanor

Individuals convicted of shoplifting between $500-1,000 can face:

  • Fines up to $3,000
  • Up to a year in jail
  • A Gross Misdemeanor

Individuals convicted of shoplifting less than $1,000-5,000 can face:

  • Fines up to $10,000
  • Up to 5 years in prison
  • A Felony

Individuals convicted of shoplifting less than $5000- $35,000 can face:

  • Fines up to $20,000
  • Up to 10 years in prison
  • A Felony

Individuals convicted of shoplifting more than $35,000 can face:

  • Fines up to $100,000
  • Up to 20 years in prison
  • A Felony

Additional Consequences a Person Convicted of Shoplifting May Face

An individual convicted of shoplifting will undoubtedly face heavy fines and consequences that could affect their life for years to come.

In fact, many persons convicted of shoplifting and other theft crimes face the following:

  • Trouble purchasing a home
  • Difficulty renting a home
  • Trouble applying for loans
  • Difficulty applying for school
  • Trouble obtaining or maintaining a job

Have You Been Arrested for Shoplifting? Contact Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A.

If you were caught shoplifting, it is important you contact an experienced legal team as soon as possible. These cases are often time-sensitive and can leave you facing penalties right away. When you contact our team, we will examine your case and determine which strategies can protect your rights, future, and freedom. When you entrust our team with your case, we will never let you feel alone. Instead, we will examine every intricacy of your case and work diligently to pursue positive results for you.

To discuss your case with a highly skilled legal team, call a Minneapolis theft crime attorney today! We are ready to protect your freedom.

Put Our Attorneys On Your Side

Our team has 100 years of collective experience. Our lawyers, Allan Caplan and Joe Tamburino, are frequently featured on local news networks, including radio and television appearances on Fox and WCCO radio. This has helped Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. rise to prominence and gain a solid reputation of fighting vigorously not only for our clients, but also against the injustices they face when they have been charged with a crime or have been wrongfully injured.

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