Under Florida law, the crime of retail theft is a misdemeanor. However, if you have been found with the possession of an anti-shoplifting device or stolen inventory control device on the premises of a store, you could be facing very serious charges. It does not matter whether you intended or attempted to steal anything, or if you have stolen property in your possession. Simply being found with one of these devices can lead to you being charged with a felony.
Contact the Law Office of Kevin F. Moot today at (954) 371-0770 to make an appointment with a Weston criminal defense lawyer right away.
Committing retail theft is punishable by up to a year in jail if the property taken is valued at over $100 but less than $300. However, if an individual is simply in possession of an anti-shoplifting or inventory control device within the premises of a retail store, they are liable to be sentenced up to five years in prison. We cannot stress enough how important it is that you speak with a Weston theft crime attorney if you have been arrested for the possession of an anti-shoplifting device.
Whether you were also arrested for shoplifting or simply for having an anti-shoplifting device on the premises, our experienced Weston criminal defense lawyer is prepared to help. We use thorough legal research and strategic planning to exploit the weaknesses of the prosecution's case. You can rely on our firm to provide you with the quality of representation and legal guidance you need on your side. When you have been accused of a crime with such serious consequences, it is of the utmost importance to consult with a firm that has extensive experience taking cases to trial.
Call us now at (954) 371-0770 to schedule a free consultation.