A shoplifting arrest can be embarrassing. Over the years, we have seen far too many people quickly agree to plead guilty to a shoplifting charge or pay civil fines — just to make the accusations go away.
This is a mistake. You owe it to yourself to learn about the possible negative consequences of a shoplifting conviction. If you are detained or arrested for shoplifting, talk to an experienced criminal defense attorney before deciding what to do. Once the attorney learns all the facts of your case, you may learn that you have options that will minimize the negative consequences.
At The Law Office of Martin D. Kane, we have represented Queens residents in all manner of criminal cases for almost 40 years. We take a practical approach to criminal defense work, in shoplifting cases as well as the other types of theft cases we handle. We understand that our clients’ are most worried about avoiding jail time, keeping a clean criminal record, and avoiding high fines.
The Approach We Take In Shoplifting Cases
At your initial consultation with our experienced criminal defense lawyer, we will obtain as many facts about your retail theft case as possible. In return, you will learn:
- How the dollar value of the items allegedly stolen can make all the difference to your shoplifting case
- How shoplifting charges can sometimes be pled down to lesser offenses, or even be dismissed
- Which diversion programs or deferred sentences might be available, especially if this is your first shoplifting offense
Consult Our Law Firm Before Talking To The Police
Schedule a free and private consultation with a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible after a shoplifting arrest. To make an appointment, call (718) 793-5700 or contact our office by email. We accept all major credit cards.
The Law Office of Martin D. Kane is located directly across the street from Queens County Criminal Court. If you are in detention and cannot come to our offices, we will arrange a consultation at the jail.