Case Conclusion Date:October 7, 2009
Practice Area:Criminal Defense
Outcome:Theft Charge Dismissed
Description:Our client was charged with Shoplifting and Petit Theft at an Orlando, Florida area Wal-Mart store, under Fla. Statute 812.014. Our client and her husband were checking out at a self check isle and were stopped by Wal-Mart loss prevention officers as they were leaving the store. Wal-Mart accused our clients of scanning only part of the items in their cart and attempting to leave the store without paying for the balance of their merchandise. Attorney N. Fleetwood Tilden filed several pre-trial motions to inspect evidence including the in-store video surveillance camera footage. Mr. Tilden also interviewed Wal-Mart store employees and security staff. Based on the information and evidence Mr. Tilden was able to acquire, he was successful in convincing the State Attorney’s Office to dismiss the criminal case against our client.