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Gilbert Shoplifting

Shoplifting Attorney Serving Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe & the Entire Valley Charged With Shoplifting?

Whether you have been charged with shoplifting, a theft crime, forgery, or any other white-collar crime, our Firm has the knowledge and experience to defend your case. Mr. Buckallew is a Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney and has handled a wide variety of white-collar crimes over the course of his nearly 20-year career. Mr. Buckallew has the expertise to defend your rights and provide you with experienced legal representation on all types of shoplifting charges in any court throughout the Valley. If you have been arrested and are facing shoplifting charges, contact a Tempe criminal defense attorney to discuss your case. The Law Offices of Trent R. Buckallew, PC provides you with a free initial consultation to discuss legal options to resolve your case.

Shoplifting Penalties

Shoplifting is a theft crime which involves depriving another of money that is due them, or their property, or other similar actions. If you have been charged with shoplifting in you could face fines, and even jail or prison time if you are convicted. In a shoplifting case or other theft case, the severity of the crime is measured by the value of the items or property that was stolen and penalties for shoplifting also vary depending on the value of the item as well as other factors, such as whether there is a prior criminal record. A conviction of the following shoplifting violations may result in:

  • Up to 6 months in jail for items less than $1,000 (class 1 misdemeanor)
  • Up to 1 year in jail for items $1,000-$2,000 (class 6 felony)
  • Up to 1 ½ years in jail for items that are worth at least $2,000 (class 5 felony)
  • Up to 1 year in jail for shoplifting a firearm, regardless of its value (class 6 felony)

If you have been arrested for shoplifting, it is advisable to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney prior to answering any questions or issuing any statements regarding your case to law enforcement. If charges are ultimately filed, your attorney will conduct a thorough investigation of the case, interview witnesses and identify any possible legal or procedural weaknesses in your case. Any deficiencies identified in the case can be used to undermine the State's case and negotiations may lead to a more favorable resolution in your case. Shoplifting charges can result in very serious consequences, and it is advised that you contact the Firm to discuss your options for case resolution.

How can this Firm help you?

Multiple activities constitute shoplifting, including stealing goods from a store, removing or altering price tags so the item registers at a lower amount than its original price and attempting to conceal items in your purse or clothing. If you have been arrested for shoplifting, it is recommended that you consult with an attorney prior to answering any questions or issuing any statements regarding your case to law enforcement, if possible. If charges are ultimately filed, your attorney will conduct a thorough investigation of the case, interview witnesses and identify any possible legal or procedural weaknesses in your case. Any deficiencies identified in the case can be used to undermine the State's case and negotiations can lead to a more favorable resolution in your case. Shoplifting charges can result in very serious consequences, and it is advised that you contact a defense attorney from this Firm before making any decisions in your case.

Contact the Firm today to schedule a free case evaluation if you are facing shoplifting or any other theft related or criminal charges.

Client Reviews
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We hired Trent Buckallew to represent our son following a second MIP ticket he received while in college. Mr. Buckallew kept us informed throughout all proceedings and helped us receive the satisfactory outcome of dropped charges in exchange for taking an alcohol awareness class. He was personable, knowledgeable and treated our small case with care and compassion. We would highly recommend him to anyone in need of representation. SR
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Thank you so much for the time and effort you put into the case against (client's name). We sincerely appreciate the great job you did. We are praying this is the end of it. Thanks again so very much. This was such a difficult time for our family. LN
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I'm finally 100% clear of the problem that started our relationship. I cannot thank you enough for handling my case and expungement. I have a great sense of new beginnings and don't have to let my past affect my future. My freedom is priceless. TM
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I appreciate everything you were able to accomplish for my father and will certainly be referring Mr. Buckallew to anyone I know who may be in need of an excellent criminal defense attorney. CM
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Trent handled cases for me on two different occasions involving tickets for seat belt violations in commercial vehicles. Very happy with results. All charges dismissed. One case in Flagstaff and one case in Gilbert Court. KF