The Range Of Sentencing For Shoplifting

September 4, 2008 by  
Category: Theft

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When you receive a diversion in a case of shoplifting, or theft under $5000, the charges are withdrawn and there are no criminal consequences whatsoever. You will sign a document taking responsibility for what you have done and probably pay a fine or do community service. If you plead guilty to a charge of shoplifting, […]

What Usually Happens When Someone Is Caught Shoplifting

September 4, 2008 by  
Category: Theft

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Most people are caught shoplifting by a store’s security staff. They are usually undercover, not in uniform, and hired by the store to keep a watch on suspicious characters. Store security wait until the person who has stolen items walks past the cash register without paying. The person does not necessarily have to leave the […]

The Definition Of Shoplifting Under The Criminal Code

September 2, 2008 by  
Category: Theft

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Shoplifting belongs under the Criminal Code provision for theft, which is categorized in two ways: theft over $5,000 or theft under $5,000, referring to the monetary value of the item that has been allegedly stolen. Ordinarily, shoplifting is restricted to offenses in which someone has taken an item out of a store or some sort […]

Why You Should See A Lawyer If You Are Charged With Shoplifting

September 2, 2008 by  
Category: Theft

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You should always hire a lawyer, regardless of how small an item you may have taken, because the lawyer is the only one who is really on your side. If you are accused of taking small items less than $100, and you have never been charged before and don’t have a criminal record, you will […]