Is Shoplifting That Big of a Deal?

Posted March 14th, 2018 by .

Categories: Criminal Defense.

Sometimes while you are shopping, you might see something you really want but can’t necessarily afford. Although you may just pout and save up for the item for a future time, some people would just slide that item into their jacket. That is considered shoplifting. Most people who have done this don’t find it to be […]

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Question for Attorney Carbone: Can I Still be Arrested for Shoplifting?

Posted January 16th, 2017 by .

Categories: Criminal Defense.

Question: A friend of mine dared me to go to Walmart and shoplift an item. I was able to steal a $50 item and left the store. Now I’m afraid they’re going to come after me. Could the store charge me with shoplifting even though I wasn’t caught? And if I go back to the […]

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Why Shoplifting is a Serious Crime

Posted May 20th, 2016 by .

Categories: Criminal Defense.

Many think that shoplifting isn’t much of a crime. But as you’ll soon see, the punishment you receive should make you pause before stealing that wanted item. Here’s a scenario: You and your friend are shopping at an expensive jewelry store when a beautiful diamond bracelet catches your eye. The price tag says $700, money […]

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What are the Penalties for Shoplifting?

Posted March 12th, 2015 by .

Categories: Criminal Defense.

You have managed to get away with it in the past, and you figure there is no harm in trying again.  Perhaps you just slipped that perfume bottle in your purse because the checkout line was too long.  The fact remains that there are penalties for shoplifting.  In fact, depending on the price tag of […]

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Don’t Take a Shoplifting Charge Lightly

Posted September 17th, 2014 by .

Categories: Criminal Defense.

You may think shoplifting is a minor crime. And who is going to notice stealing one small item, especially since the store is filled with the same item. Although shoplifting might not carry the same punishments as a crime like assault and battery, it is still a crime and you can still expect to face […]

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Got Caught Shoplifting…Now What?

Posted December 19th, 2013 by .

Categories: Criminal Defense.

You really like that blouse. It’s perfect, and after trying it on, it looks perfect on you. But the price is just a bit out of your price range. But hey, it’s the holiday season and the store is packed. Surely, no one is going to notice if you just slip out of the store […]

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