Sugar Land Shoplifting Lawyer

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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.

Our talented 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!

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