Shoplifting Lawyer in Rancho Cucamonga

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Shoplifting is defined by the state of California as any attempt to steal something from a place of business during normal operating hours, the value of which does not exceed $950. Shoplifting is either classified as an infraction or a misdemeanor depending on the value of that which was stolen or targeted. A shoplifting conviction can result in both fines and incarceration. In addition to the criminal charges brought against them, individuals accused of shoplifting often face civil penalties as well.


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For a first-time shoplifting offense of something valued at less than $50, the resulting fine is $250. For items valued between $50 and $950, the maximum penalty is a $1,000 fine and up to six months in jail. Any civil damages awarded are in excess of these fines.

Pretrial diversion programs may be available if:

  • The accused is a first-time offender
  • The value of the stolen goods was relatively low
  • The defendant is willing to complete community service and make restitution

Real Experience. Real Results.

For two decades, our Rancho Cucamonga shoplifting lawyer at the Law Office of Robert Little has been defending the interests of individuals accused of theft crimes in California. Along the way, our founder has become one of the only attorneys in California to earn recognition as a Board Certified Criminal Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Prior to practicing defense law, Attorney Robert Little served as a prosecutor. This provides us with invaluable experience on both sides of the criminal courtroom.

If you live in Rancho Cucamonga or Pomona and have been accused of shoplifting, the Law Office of Robert Little is available for a free consultation. Whatever the circumstances, we walk with you and always work towards the most favorable case result.

Begin today. Contact our firm at (909) 443-1287.

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