Shoplifting And Petty Larceny

We Defend Regular People Facing Criminal Charges

Shoplifting, also known as petty theft, is a crime that occurs when someone steals merchandise from a retail store. Typically, store security or a law enforcement officer will stop a person for shoplifting after they have seen a suspected shoplifter place an object in their pocket or bag and attempt to leave the store with it. The suspect may be detained and formally charged with retail theft.

At the Zolman Law Firm, we provide non-judgmental criminal defense representation, regardless of guilt or innocence. The goal of our criminal defense lawyers is to protect your rights and help you achieve the best possible outcome for your particular situation. Contact us at 314-375-5237 for a free telephone consultation with our experienced theft defense attorneys.

Is It A Case Of Mistaken Identity?

In their zealousness to prevent stealing from stores, employees and security personnel can make mistakes when identifying alleged shoplifters. Maybe you were returning an item you previously purchased or making an even exchange. Perhaps you mistakenly put an item in your pocket with the full intention of paying for it before leaving the store. We will carefully analyze the evidence against you. In many cases, store security or law enforcement officers make errors in the procedures used to detain you after suspected shoplifting. This may make it possible for the charges against you to be lessened or eliminated.

Prepared. Focused. Aggressive.

If you have been accused of theft, speaking with an attorney as soon as possible may be critical to protecting your future. Contact us at 314-375-5237 to discuss your options for defense. We are available to speak with you during regular business hours and evening and weekends by appointment.