Shoplifting Lawyer in Rancho Cucamonga
Our Criminal Defense Law Firm Can Help
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.
free consultation by calling (909) 443-1287.
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.
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 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
Contact our firm
at (909) 443-1287.