Retail Theft Defense in Provo, Utah
If you have been charged with retail theft (shoplifting) in Provo or elsewhere in Utah County, you are not alone. We have represented numerous individuals in Provo, American Fork, Orem, Spanish Fork, Lehi, and several other cities throughout Utah Valley. Many shoplifting cases occur at the local Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart employs because several security personnel to search for shoplifters in their stores and they call the police in almost every circumstance in which they suspect theft. They also pursue a civil case in some instances leaving people with judgments they cannot afford to pay back.
In Provo and Orem, many college students from both BYU and UVU are charged with retail theft each year. We understand that in many of these cases, the students were just making stupid mistakes and do not deserve to have the “book thrown at them.” A retail theft defense lawyer at our law firm can help you get the best possible result in your case so that you can move forward with your education and career without a potentially damaging record.
Penalties for Shoplifting in Utah
Anyone caught shoplifting can be charged with a Class B misdemeanor. This is a serious charge that carries with it a maximum penalty of 180 days in jail. While most individuals do not do jail time for these crimes, especially if they are represented, they are facing serious fines and a potential civil judgment. These charges can stay on your record and will certainly be something any employer or other parties doing a back ground check would notice and take issue with. Don’t take any chances with your case, call us now for a free review.
Contact us for Retail Theft Defense
At our local Provo law firm, we understand what it takes to properly represent you in a theft case to ensure your rights are protected, and to minimize the potential penalties you are facing. Do not go into court without an attorney. We offer reduced rates in some case and also payment plans so you can afford to have a competent defense. Do not plead guilty without speaking with a Provo criminal defense lawyer about your options. Call us anytime or simply fill out the contact form to the right. Get a free consultation today.