Sugar Land Shoplifting Lawyer
Get Smart Defense for Your Case
Stealing property from a store is not only illegal, but it can result in
serious penalties depending on the type, amount and value of the items
that was shoplifted. Your charges can also be enhanced if tools were used
to commit the crime or the theft was part of an organized criminal activity.
In addition to criminal penalties, you may also face a civil lawsuit by
the retailer under the Texas Theft Liability Act.
Sugar Land criminal defense attorney can review your case if you have been charged with shoplifting, and discuss
your legal options. If this is your first offense and you have been charged
with a misdemeanor, you may be eligible for deferred adjudication. In
deferred sentencing, once your court- ordered program is successfully
completed, your case will be dismissed.
Although you will still have a criminal record, you may qualify for record
sealing at a future point in time. If you are convicted of the offense,
you could be sentenced to such penalties as jail time, probation, and
fines. A lawyer can discuss the advantages and disadvantages of all of
your defense alternatives, so you can make the best decision possible
regarding your case.
What is shoplifting?
Shoplifting is a
theft crime that can encompass much broader circumstances than simply taking an item
from a store without paying for it. The charges can also include:
- Leaving a restaurant or other establishment without paying the bill
- Consuming food or beverages without paying for them
- Switching the price tag on an item to make it less expensive
- Modifying the price tag or label on an item to make it less expensive
Let our award-winning team fight for you!
Choosing the right criminal defense attorney in a shoplifting case can
impact the outcome of your legal proceedings. Our firm, Khawaja Law Firm
PLLC has a successful track record representing clients charged with a
criminal offense, and will provide you with comprehensive information
regarding the charges you are facing, including the laws that apply to
your particular legal situation, the penalties if convicted, whether you
qualify for deferred adjudication, and your legal defense options.
We will answer any questions you have and provide you with whatever legal
guidance you need. Our firm is known for zealous representation, and will
make sure your rights are vigorously protected.
Contact Khawaja Law Firm, PLLC today for help with your shoplifting case in Fort Bend County!