Attorney Shawn Haff of The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan represents those who are accused of Retail Fraud. You can rest easy knowing that the lawyers of the Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan have a good understanding of the law and how to work the legal process to you the best results possible.
Retail Fraud is one of the most common criminal offenses in the State of Michigan. This crime is commonly referred to as shoplifting. The consequences for a shoplifting conviction in Michigan include jail time, prison, extensive probation, community service, therapy, drug and alcohol testing and fines and costs. Attorney Shawn Haff of The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan has the experience you need in defending clients from retail fraud charges all across West Michigan. Shawn will fight hard to get your charges dismissed when possible.
What is Retail Fraud?
For a prosecutor to prove the charge of Retail Fraud several elements must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
- The prosecutor must prove that the defendant took control of the property a stor offered for sale.
- The Prosecutor must show that the defendant moved the property.
- The Prosecutor must prove the collective value of the property in question.
- The Prosecutor must prove the defendant intended to steal the property.
If the Prosecutor can prove the value of the property stolen was $1,000 or more, the charge is First Degree Retail Fraud which is a felony. The defendant can receive a prison sentence. If the value was $200 or more but less than $1,000 the offense is Second Degree Retail Fraud. This is a misdemeanor and is punishable by a maximum sentence of 1 year in jail. finally if the value is less than $200, the offense is Retail Fraud in the third degree which is punishable by 93 days in jail.
What would otherwise be a retail fraud-third or second degree can be enhanced to a retail fraud first degree if the defendant has prior retail fraud convictions.
Embezzlement, fraud and retail fraud charges can be very complex and very unique for every individual. This makes it very important to have an experienced Grand Rapids fraud defense lawyer in your corner. At Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan, we can provide you with aggressive criminal defense against any and all forms of fraud or embezzlement charges. Our Defense Lawyers And Attorneys can also represent you against all white collar criminal charges such as embezzlement and retail fraud. Our Defense Lawyers And Attorneys won’t judge you. Our Defense Lawyers And Attorneys will work hard on your case! Our Retail Fraud Defense Lawyers And Attorneys will keep you in touch every step of the way.
If you have been charged with or are being investigated for charges of embezzlement or a white collar crime, contact one of our Grand Rapids Criminal Lawyers at 616-438-6719 asap!
Will I Have To Do Jail Time for my Retail Fraud Charges?
The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan gets asked this question all the time during consultation with potential clients in retail fraud cases. The answer to this question is complex and dependent on many factors but the vast majority of the time The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan keep their clients from doing any jail or prison time in retail fraud cases.
When you first call The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan, we will want to know about your past, and if you have a criminal record. From there, we will want to know where this happened and who was involved. Next, we will order all of the police reports and evidence in your case. We will try to track down any video and audio and if necessary will get a private investigator to help build your various defenses. We will try to win your case with a dismissal or by getting a not guilty verdict at trial. If those are your best options, we will work on getting our clients the best plea deal possible.
No matter what type of computer fraud you are being investigated for or have been charged with, our Our Retail Fraud Defense Lawyers And Attorneys can assist you through the process. By fighting the prosecution at every turn, we can help to minimize the consequences you face and will strive to have your charges eliminated. Whether you are facing accusations of computer fraud, health care fraud, business fraud, insurance fraud or retail fraud, you can rely on the experience of our Our Retail Fraud Defense Lawyers And Attorneys to protect your rights in court.
The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan provided criminal defense representation to individuals, professionals and businesses charged with all types of fraud. If you are charged with embezzlement or theft, you need to contact one of our Grand Rapids Criminal Lawyers at 616-929-3199 asap!
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