The New York City Criminal Attorneys for Your Shoplifting or Petty Larceny Charge
SHOPLIFTING is used to describe the non-violent theft of merchandise from a retail outlet. It is considered a “property” crime by most courts and is the most common form of prosecuted theft. Because of the nature of the crime itself—you are invited into the store, you are allowed to pick up, try on, and carry items around the store, there is a great deal of ambiguity in defining intent. All too often a mistake made by a distracted shopper can lead to him or her being prosecuted for theft. We present a human explanation for the event and negotiate proactively on your behalf.
To understand why shoplifting is considered a “serious” offense by the courts, you must understand how the state of New York categorizes these cases:
SHOPLIFTING is a type of larceny describe by New York Legal Code as:
S 155.05 Larceny.
Most cases of shoplifting are categorized as “petit larceny”:
S 155.25 Petit larceny. Petit larceny is a class A misdemeanor.
New York City Shoplifting Attorney Recommends to Seek Legal Counsel
While there are a great many people who make quite a living for themselves by shoplifting, more often than not, those prosecuted are individuals who have either made a mistake or have a diagnosed compulsion. Here at BUKH LAW FIRM we act as aggressive advocates to have the case dismissed, mitigated, or pled to a minor offense. We understand life’s complexities and will be your best advocate in the courts.