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Los Angeles Shoplifting Defense Lawyers

Aggressive Defense to Protect You from Serious Criminal Penalties

While shoplifting may seem like a minor issue, it can have a considerable impact on your future. In addition to the fines and possible jail time that can accompany a shoplifting conviction, you can also be sued in civil court by the alleged victim. Fight back against shoplifting charges by calling our Los Angeles shoplifting defense lawyers to contest your charges and keep your record clean.

Arrested for shoplifting? Get superior defense today by contacting our firm at (562) 372-6366 or online.

Gibbons & Gibbons takes great pride in our reputation for success. In our more than 60 collective years of practicing law, we have handled thousands of criminal cases and secured a 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating for both our partner attorneys. This legal excellence is also reflected in our ability to satisfy our clients and maintain a high standing among our legal peers. We are tenacious trial lawyers who fight hard against any type of criminal charges, including theft crimes.

Penalties for Shoplifting

Shoplifting falls under the category of theft crimes in California, which is any crime involving the unauthorized and illegal taking of another's property with the intention to deprive them of it. The penalties for these crimes can vary, depending on the amount taken, if any violence or force was used, and where the property was stolen from.

The punishment for a shoplifting conviction includes:

  • Fines of up to $250 for property valued at less than $50 with no prior convictions
  • Up to $1,000 in fines and/or 6 months in jail for property valued at less than $950
  • Between 1 and 3 years in jail and fines for property worth over $950 or if theft of a firearm

Civil penalties for a conviction can hold you liable to repay between $50 and $500, in addition to the retail value of the property stolen if it is not returned in good condition. Our Los Angeles shoplifting attorneys can fight to protect you from these penalties.

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Our experienced criminal defense attorneys can work to defend your rights and secure the lowest possible penalties on your behalf. We may even be able to negotiate a pretrial diversion program. Rather than a conviction, you would have to perform community service or other court-mandated requirements in exchange for having your charges dismissed.

Whatever the details of your case, call us for your free initial consultation by dialing (562) 372-6366 or fill out our online contact form. We represent clients across the Greater Los Angeles area including communities like Whittier, Bellflower, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, Long Beach, South Gate, Bell, Bell Gardens, Paramount, La Mirada, Artesia, Pico Rivera, and Montebello.

What Makes Us Different? 

Top Quality Criminal Defense Representation
  • Years of Experience

    We have more than 60 years of combined experience.

  • Trial Lawyers

    Our attorneys have extensive experience in the courtroom.

  • Reputation for Excellence

    We are respected by clients and peers, including people in the judicial system.

  • Aggressive Defense

    Our attorneys fight relentlessly for every client's best interest.

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