Defending Clients in Livingston County Michigan
No matter what the amount – A $5 bottle of shampoo or a $250 iPod – the penalties for retail fraud and shoplifting are the same the first time around: heavy fines, jail time, and civil restitution.
At Bain & Bain, PC, we know the negative impact a retail fraud conviction can have. If you have been charged with shoplifting, call us as soon as possible. We may be able to seek a dismissal, reduced charges, or minimize the impact a conviction has on your life. Contact us now.
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In today’s tough economic times, more people are committing retail fraud than ever before. However, many are finding out that the price of shoplifting is much higher than the price of stolen goods – a retail fraud conviction can have life-changing effects.
First-time offenders typically face up to 93 days in jail, up to $1,000 in fines, and civil restitution, paying back the retailer for any merchandise stolen or damaged. A second offense is usually considered a high misdemeanor or felony, with severe potential penalties. Additionally, a shoplifting conviction can have negative immigration consequences.
How we Can Help
Have you been charged with any of the following crimes?
- Price fixing
- Changing price tags
At Bain & Bain, PC, we represent individuals charged with all types of retail fraud. There may be options in your case that will greatly reduce the impact of the charges or conviction. One option that may be available is to enroll in the First Time Offender Program. Contact us now to find out more – this option is generally not offered to individuals who are unrepresented.
No matter what the charge against you, our attorneys will work hard to seek optimal results in your case. If you have been charged with retail fraud in Michigan, contact a lawyer online or call our Novi and Howell, Michigan law offices at 517-281-5588.
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