Dearborn Retail Fraud lawyer
Our client was facing multiple theft crimes in multiple jurisdictions. He was on probation in Novi, had a pending charge in Dearborn and one in Taylor. That is when he call Michigan criminal defense lawyer, Aaron J. Boria, and he walked out of court after simply paying a fine.
Call Michigan criminal lawyer, Aaron J. Boria (734) 453-7806.
This case was heard at the 19th District Court un Front of Judge Somers who is known for being one of the toughest judges in Wayne County, maybe in Michigan.
Retail Fraud Michigan
If you have been charged with retail fraud in Michigan you could be facing a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the value of the item stolen.
A misdemeanor is punishable by up to a year in jail where a felony is punishable but a year or more in prison.
If the item you are accused of taking is worth less than $1,000 then you could be charged with retail fraud in the second or third degree, both misdemeanors. If the items value is over 1000 then you could be charged with retail fraud in the first degree, a misdemeanor.
Retail Fraud Defense Lawyer
The prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that it was your intention to steal an item of value and that you did it purposefully.
If you were given the item or thought it was given to you then you cannot be found guilty. If you thought the item was yours or you committed a mistake then you should be found not guilty.
In this case our client committed the act and had no defense. Nonetheless, we were able to get our client out of court with a fine and that was it;
If you have been charged with retail fraud or any other crime contact Michigan criminal lawyer, Aaron J. Boria (734) 453-7806.