South Lyon Retail Fraud – Shoplifting Lawyer – 52 District Court
Our client was convicted of Retail Fraud in the 3rd Degree at the 52-1 District Court in Novi back in 2008. After his sentencing, our client never showed up for probation and did not complete any of the requirements ordered by the judge. Years later he decided that it was time to get this case cleared up so he wouldn’t have to be looking over his shoulder for the police.
Knowing that there was a very good chance he would be going to jail for running from the court, he decided to call shoplifting lawyer, Aaron J. Boria. Novi lawyer, Boria walked the client into the 52 District Court and was able to get the warrant recalled with a personal bond. Then they went to the court for the probation violation and Judge Reeds agreed not to give our client a day of jail. Instead he was put back on probation for a mere six months.
If you have been charged with a crime at the 52nd District Court in Novi then you need to call 52nd District Court lawyer, Aaron J. Boria. Call (734) 453-7806 or email email@example.com.
South Lyon Retail Fraud – 52 District Court
Back in 2008, our client, then 24, stole a case of beer with a buddy from a local party store down the road from their house. They were later caught by South Lyon Police and charged with Retail Fraud in the third degree, or more commonly known as shoplifting.
The matter was heard at the 52nd District Court, which has jurisdiction over South Lyon, Novi, Milford, Commerce, Wixom, and some smaller surrounding township.
The 52 District Court has three judges, Judge Robert Bondy, Judge Travis Reeds, and Judge David Law.
This particular case was originally assigned to Judge MacKenzie who left the bench in 2014. The case we assigned to Judge Travis Reeds, a former criminal defense lawyer who won the election in the fall of 2014.
Retail Fraud is a serious criminal offense. Retail fraud can be charged under three circumstances.
1. Retail fraud, or shoplifting as it is more commonly known, is charged when a person is accused of stealing an item from a store that is open for business.
2. Retail fraud is also charged when someone tries to return an item to the store that they never purchased in order to get a store credit or cash.
3. Retail fraud can also be charged when someone switches a UPC code or price tag in order to purchase an item for less.
Retail fraud is broken down into three degrees when it comes to the penalties.
First degree retail fraud is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison, and $10,000 in fines or three times the value of the item stolen.
First-degree retail fraud is charged when a person is accused of stealing an item listed for sale at $1,000.00 or more.
The second degree is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail, and $2,000 in fines or three times the value of the item stolen.
Second-degree retail fraud is charged when a person is accused of stealing an item listed for sale at $100 to $999.99.
The third degree is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 93 days in jail, and $500 in fines or three times the value of the item stolen.
Third degree retail fraud is charged when a person is accused of stealing an item listed at $99 or less.
The case of beer was well under $100, so our client was charged with retail fraud in the third degree. He was facing 93 days in jail and fine of up to $500 or three times the value of the item they stole.
Our client was initially sentenced to probation for the retail fraud charge back in 2008, but when you violate probation you get re-sentenced. This means that the judge can sentence you to anything that you could have gotten the first time around, so the judge could have sentenced him for the full 93 days in jail again.
When our client came into the office and told us how he left the court and never came back shoplifting lawyer, Boria knew he had an uphill battle.
We put a plan in place to have our client complete many of the conditions he was initially ordered to do that he hadn’t. This way, when he showed up to court to have the warrant recalled the judge wouldn’t stick him in jail. Sure enough, when we went to the 52nd District Court the magistrate appreciated our client’s efforts and granted a personal bond.
When we returned to see Judge Reeds for the re-sentencing Judge Reeds also appreciated our client’s efforts and that was when he agreed to place our client back on probation for six months without giving him any jail.
The only thing our client has to do is not get in any trouble for the next six months and his case will be discharged as being successful.
If you have been charged with shoplifting or retail fraud at the 52nd District Court call Shoplifting Lawyer, Aaron J. Boria today (734) 453-7806 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We obtain results that other attorneys simply cannot.