Retail theft or shoplifting offenses in Boca Raton are very common. Many times, the person simply made a mistake. Mistakes do not have to ruin a person's life. Maybe you were having a bad day, or maybe you just weren't thinking clearly. You may even have a legal defense to shoplifting. This is where our Boca Raton shoplifting attorneys can help you.
Why do I need a Boca Raton retail theft lawyer?
The penalties for shoplifting or retail theft include jail time, probation, fines and court fees. A criminal lawyer can help you to explore any defenses that you may have to the shoplifting charge and negotiate a resolution on your case with the state attorney's office.
What happens if I do not go to court?
You were probably issued a notice to appear in the Delray Beach courthouse located on 200 West Atlantic Ave. The notice to appear is an order to go to court. If you do not go to court for Arraignment, then the judge will issue a warrant for your arrest. We can help you by going to court for you so that you do not have to appear. This may save you missed time from work or school.
What are the defenses to shoplifting in Boca Raton?
- No intent to steal (mistake)
- Item on bottom of the cart passing all points of sale
- Forgetting to pay
Where does shoplifting commonly occur in Boca Raton?
- Town Center Mall
- Home Depot
- Best Buy
Consequences for Shoplifting
- Up to 364 in county jail
- Fines and Court Costs
Why Bottari and Doyle?
Our criminal attorneys handle cases in Boca Raton and we are very familiar with the courtroom procedures in Delray Beach. If you were arrested or given a notice to appear in Boca Raton, then it is very likely that your case will start in the Delray Beach courthouse. We converse with the prosecutors who will be charging you with the crime of shoplifting. Our goal is to get your case dismissed. We have had many shoplifting cases dismissed and can help you to put this behind you.
Contact our Boca Raton shoplifting attorneys at Bottari & Doyle, P.A. for a private, complimentary consultation at 561-588-2781.