Petty Theft & Other Theft Laws
Here's the nuts and bolts of this common theft crime.
Shoplifting is a serious crime that can result in jail time, fines, restitution, and civil liability.
Can I Be Convicted of Shoplifting When I Never Left the Store with the Merchandise?
Proving that the defendant intended to keep the item can be done by showing that he left without paying for it--but that's not the only way.
Should I Just Plead Guilty to Shoplifting?
It is almost never a good idea to plead guilty at your first court appearance without checking to see if there are alternatives to a criminal conviction. Criminal convictions tend to follow you for...
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