SHOPLIFTING

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 situation seriously and contact an attorney right away. The experienced criminal defense attorneys at the Law Office of Andres R. Guevara know how to help you and how to protect your future when facing a shoplifting charge. Getting a 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 vanish because of this choice you made.

PENALTIES FOR SHOPLIFTING IN COLORADO

Here in Colorado, shoplifting is considered either a misdemeanor or a felony, so there are different penalties, fines, and consequences for shoplifting charges. The severity of penalties and punishment for shoplifting depend on the value of the items stolen, and can be anything from a fine to jail time.

Misdemeanor

If the stolen merchandise is less than $500, the shoplifting crime is considered a misdemeanor.

The penalties you may face include:

  • Three months to one year of jail time
  • Between $250 and $1,000 in fines

If the stolen items are between $500 and $1,000 in value, the crime is still considered a misdemeanor, but with more significant penalties, including:

  • 6 months to 18 months of jail time
  • Between $500 and $5,000 in fines

Felony

If the value of the stolen items is between $1000 and $20,000, this shoplifting charge is considered a felony, with penalties including:

  • Two to six years of jail time
  • Between $2,000 and $500,000 in fines

If the value of the stolen item is above $20,000, the shoplifting crime is a felony. The penalties for this felony are severe, including:

  • Four to 12 years of jail time
  • Between $3,000 and $750,000 in fines

Theft, Robbery & Burglary FAQ

Our Colorado criminal defense lawyers are experienced in dealing with shoplifting charges and are here to answer your questions and calm your nerves about this charge. Check out our FAQ to find answers to common questions on shoplifting.

Take back your freedom

Call the dedicated Denver criminal defense attorneys at the Law Office of Andres R. Guevara today for a free consultation and learn how we’ll help you to get your shoplifting charges reduced, or even dropped.

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