Kids don’t always make the best choices; in fact sometimes kids make bad choices like stealing, shoplifting, or retail fraud. A criminal conviction can haunt someone for the rest of his or her life. Having a theft crime on your criminal record can be especially damaging when it comes time to obtain employment or rent a place to live.
In our most recent case our client went into Kohl’s in Canton and tried to steal some Nike shirts. Before he could get out of the Canton store with the shirts he tried to shoplift undercover security officers detained him. Our client was taken into a back office where he wrote a confession. Canton Police arrived and arrested our client for retail fraud. The value of the items he stole was around $300.00 so he was facing a retail fraud in the second degree, a serious misdemeanor that could land a person in jail for a year among other penalties.
The client made the right move and that was to call Canton lawyer, Aaron J. Boria (734) 453-7806.
We were able to obtain a reduced offense, and get the case dismissed. Read on for an explanation for how this works and more about the shoplifting defense magic we worked on this case.