Have you been arrested for the suspicion of theft or charged with a theft, as well as for the offense of resisting merchant? These charges are serious and can lead to severe penalties if you do not act quickly. Being accused of multiple crimes at the same time looks bad in the eyes of both law enforcement and a jury who hears your case. At the Law Office of Kevin F. Moot, our Weston theft crime attorney is prepared to offer you engaged advice and aggressive defense.
When a merchant or a loss prevention officer at a retail store believes that a theft is occurring, they may attempt to stop and detain the suspected individual before that individual leaves the store. If the suspected individual has committed a theft and resists the merchant’s reasonable efforts to recover the property, the suspected individual has not only committed the offense of theft, but has also committed the offense of resisting merchant.
When you are initially arrested, you are told that you have the right to remain silent, as well as the right to an attorney. Exercise those rights by asking to speak with a Weston criminal defense attorney at our firm. It is vital that you seek legal representation from a lawyer who understands the issues you are facing. We are familiar with the theft crime laws in Florida and our team may make the difference in the issues which can make or break the state's case against you.
To discuss your potential defense, call our office now at (954) 371-0770 to set up a free consultation.