There are three different degrees of shoplifting charges know as retail fraud. Third degree retail fraud is punishable by up to 93 days in jail. You will be charged with retail fraud in the third degree if the dollar amount is $200 or less. You will be charged with second degree retail fraud if the dollar value stolen is between $200 and $1,000. You will be charged with a retail fraud in the 1st degree, a felony, when the dollar amount stolen is valued at over $1,000. It would be foolish to take these crimes lightly. I am aware of a person who was sentenced up to 30 years for a 6th offense retail fraud. Don’t take these charges lightly.
Besides incarceration, you may have your employment terminated and your reputation in the community besmirched by retail fraud convictions or charges. You may also have your applications for loans rejected, have difficulty renting an apartment and have problems getting into college from retail fraud charges and convictions. Theft crimes like retail fraud are considered crimes of moral turpitude. Call Shawn today at 616-438-6719 if you are facing a retail fraud or any other related theft crimes.
You can’t afford to take retail fraud charges or other theft crimes lightly. It is extremely imperative that you get the professional representation attorney Shawn Haff and The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan provide on all theft charges.
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The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan defends our Michigan clients aggressively when they are facing theft charges, including:
- Juvenile Crimes
- White Collar Crimes
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- Welfare Fraud
- Retail Fraud
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