Retail Fraud Lawyer – Michigan
Depending on the allegations made by the police and prosecution, retail fraud can be charged as a misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail, or a felony, punishable by more than a year in prison. Retail fraud is a crime and a conviction will be permanently added to your public criminal record.
If you are facing retail fraud charges in Michigan, contact retail fraud lawyer, Aaron J. Boria (734) 453-7806. Whether you are guilty or not we will do everything in our power to protect your rights and win your case.
Even in cases where the evidence points to your guilt or you were caught red handed it is still possible that we could win your case, get a reduction, or even get the charge dismissed.
Retail Fraud in Michigan
If you are arrested or ticketed for stealing or shoplifting from a store then it is likely you will be charged with retail fraud.
There are three degrees of retail fraud, which include 1st degree retail fraud, a felony, 2nd degree retail fraud, a misdemeanor punishable by a year in jail, and third degree retail fraud, a misdemeanor punishable by up to 93 days in jail.
Just because you don’t think it’s a big deal doesn’t mean the prosecutor doesn’t. Regardless if you are accused of stealing two Godiva Chocolate bars worth less than $8.00 (I actually had a case where Westland Prosecuted that from Kohl’s) or accused of stealing a $100 pair of earrings from Meijer (not sure who would want earrings from there but whatever, also had that case too) you will be treated the same way by the prosecution and the judge.
For more information about retail fraud in Michigan or other theft crimes click here.
Retail Fraud Attorney
There are many defenses to retail fraud. First, you may have noticed I use the word “accused” that is because you are presumed innocent and the prosecution must be able to prove your guilt. Can the prosecution even prove that you stole? If they cannot then you are NOT GUILTY!
Maybe you were wrongfully or falsely accused. Maybe you meant to buy something but put it in your pocket by accident for continence.
Loss prevention officers (sorry if you’re reading this, but it is what it is) are a dime a dozen. Has some time gone by before you were charges? The officer that arrested you may have got a new job, moved states, died, or disappeared. If that’s the case there may not be a witness to testify against you.
The bottom line is that we have got your back! Call Michigan criminal defense lawyer, Aaron J. Boria today for a free consultation (734) 453-7806.
We don’t judge, we are here to help!