Were you arrested for shoplifting at home depot in West Palm Beach? West Palm Beach Home Depot arrests for shoplifting have been on the rise since the start of COVID. Shoplifting offenses are likely issued by a notice to appear in court by a police officer who arrives at home depot after called by a loss prevention officer. The loss prevention officer was likely the person who stopped you after you passed all points of sale. Shoplifting offenses are generally classified as misdemeanors in the State of Florida. However, shoplifting offenses can also be felonies if you have been arrested multiple times for theft. Due to the prevalence of shoplifting offenses at Home Depot, prosecutors are taking a strict approach to prosecuting these offenses.
What are the penalties for a Home Depot theft?
The Home Depot theft can either be a first degree misdemeanor, a second degree misdemeanor or a felony depending on the value of the merchandise and the your prior record. Shoplifting offenses are generally misdemeanors punishable by up to either 60 days in the county jail or one year in the county jail if the value of the item exceeds $100.00. A felony theft carries a maximum of five years in prison.
What can a shoplifting attorney do for me?
Our shoplifting attorneys will negotiate with the prosecutor to try to get your case dismissed. We have had a lot of success in negotiating shoplifting cases that result in dismissals for first-time offenders.
We represent people who have been arrested for shoplifting at Home Depot in West Palm Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach and surrounding areas in Palm Beach County. Call us at 561-588-2781 for a free consultation.