If you have been accused of shoplifting, we want to help you.
In movies and TV shows, we see shoplifting as a wrongful act that mischievous teenagers use as a form of rebellion. Whether or not this resonates with you, shoplifting is still a serious offense, and your intentions may be overshadowed by your actions.
In reality, shoplifting is a crime that requires more than an apology to make up for what you have done. Shoplifting is serious, and the city of Denver does not take this crime lightly. It’s important to remember that shoplifting is a form of theft. If you have been accused of shoplifting, you should take this seriously and contact an attorney. The experienced criminal defense attorneys at the Law Office of Andres R. Guevara know how to help you in these situations.
In the state of Colorado, shoplifting is considered either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the value of what was stolen. The fines, penalties and consequences of being charged with shoplifting can be anything from a fine to jail time.
You probably have a ton of questions running through your head right now.
How long will a shoplifting charge stay on my record?
Am I going to go to jail?
How will this affect me getting a job?
How much am I going to have to pay?
How can I prove that I didn’t steal anything?
What if I had originally intended to steal something, but then I changed my mind?
Our attorneys have experience with shoplifting charges and want to calm your nerves and answer your questions about this entire process. We will work with you so that you understand exactly what happened, and we will explain to you our strongest options for moving forward.
There are different penalties, fines and consequences for shoplifting charges, depending on the value of the items stolen.
If the stolen merchandise is less than $500, the crime is considered a misdemeanor. The penalties for this type of misdemeanor may include:
Jail time: 3 months to 1 year
Fines: between $250 and $1,000
If the stolen items are between $500 and $1,000 in value, the crime is considered a misdemeanor. The penalties for this type of misdemeanor may include the following:
Jail time: 6 months to 18 months
Fines: between $500 and $5,000
If the value of the stolen items is between $1000 and $20,000, this is considered to be a felony, with penalties including:
Jail time: 2 to 6 years
Fines: between $2,000 and $500,000
If the value of the stolen item is above $20,000, the crime is a felony. The penalties for this felony are severe:
Jail time: 4 to 12 years
Fines: between $3,000 and $750,000
Choose your attorney wisely.
Since the consequences of being accused of shoplifting are severe, it is incredibly important for you to choose an attorney that you can trust. You need to give your attorney as many details as possible for them to be able to reduce your charges and fight for you.
When you or a loved one has been charged with shoplifting, the Law Office of Andres R. Guevara can help. Contact our offices as soon as possible to begin working together.
We’re here to answer all of your questions, let you know your options, and give you the honest advice you need. We’ll fight to reduce or dismiss the charges against you.
Call us today for a free, confidential consultation.
If you’ve been charged with shoplifting, it’s important to take the charge seriously. You have made a mistake, but this does not have to haunt you. We are here to help.
Like many people, you may not think that shoplifting is a serious charge. And many people incorrectly think that returning the merchandise and apologizing to the store will fix everything. But even if the store doesn’t want to press charges, the district attorney’s office can–and often does.
On your record.
Any shoplifting or theft conviction will leave you with a permanent criminal record, regardless of the value of what was taken. This is why it’s essential that you call an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.
Getting shoplifting charge on your record does not have to hinder your future. Our attorneys will work with you to see that your future opportunities don’t go away because of this choice you made.
At the Law Office of Andres R. Guevara, we are dedicated to aggressively fighting charges for the residents of Denver, Colorado, and the surrounding areas. We’re here to protect your rights and give you the guidance you need for your unique situation. We will tirelessly work towards the best possible result for your case.
It’s crucial for you to work with a lawyer that you know you can trust. With the attorneys at the Law Office of Andres R. Guevara, you are in good hands. Our team will work tirelessly to see that your charges are reduced or dropped. Although you made a poor decision, you are not a bad person. Good people make poor choices all of the time. What matters is how you come back and learn from those decisions for a brighter future.
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Contact the Law Office of Andres R. Guevara today for a free consultation with one of our firm’s knowledgeable Denver, CO criminal defense attorneys. We’ll let you know how we can help you. Call our offices at (720) 379-8262 for a free consultation regarding your situation, and we will work our hardest to help you.