Westchester Shoplifting Attorneys
While shoplifting charges are among the most common charges in the state, a conviction upon these charges in Westchester may carry with it a number of serious, life-changing consequences. With that in mind it is critical that you retain legal representation as soon after you are arrested as you possibly can; a good criminal defense attorney can help you protect your rights. The Westchester shoplifting attorneys at the Law Offices of Richard A. Portale, P.C. will work with you to develop a legal strategy that effectively challenges every aspect of your charges in an effort to reduce or, ideally, altogether eliminate those charges.
Common Shoplifting Charges in Westchester
Depending upon the value of the property allegedly stolen in Westchester, shoplifting charges may be pursued as either a misdemeanor or felony, both of which carry the possibility of jail time and substantial fines. In our experience, most shoplifting charges fit into the below-listed categories:
- $1,000 or less—petit larceny, a class A misdemeanor
- $1,000 to $3,000— grand larceny in the fourth degree, a class E felony
- $3,000 to $5,000—grand larceny in the third degree, a class D felony
Our Westchester legal team will do everything they can to help put this matter behind you as quickly as possible.
Consult with a Westchester Shoplifting Attorney
At the Law Offices of Richard A. Portale, P.C., our Westchester shoplifting attorneys will work with you to build a comprehensive case that challenges each and every aspect of your charges. To discuss the particulars of your case with one of our Westchester criminal defense attorneys, please call our Westchester offices at (914) 772-3166 today.