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San Antonio Shoplifting Lawyer

Protecting the Consumers of San Antonio

People sometimes turn to theft to make ends meet in a sluggish economy, and large retailers like Wal-Mart and Target spend millions of dollars every year on loss prevention. Stores employ security guards that often use bullish tactics, and as private sector employees, don't have to adhere to the same laws that protect us from unreasonable law enforcement by the government. You should treat these people the same way you would treat a police officer and use your right to remain silent until your criminal defense attorney is present.

Be Aware of Cheap Tactics

After an alleged theft, some retailers even deploy collection agencies to attempt to scam you out of money after the fact. While theft of items up to $50.00 in value will usually only merit a Class C Misdemeanor offense, anything over $50.00 will almost certainly land you in jail. And, if the value of the property exceeds $1,500, you could be charged with a felony.

Avoiding Harsh Consequences

Even a first theft case can carry serious consequences. Theft is considered a crime of "moral turpitude," meaning it reflects poorly on your personal integrity, unlike a DWI or drug case which may only indicate a substance abuse problem. A shoplifting conviction as a young person can affect your ability to choose certain professions and your ability to get hired.

If you are convicted of misdemeanor theft, subsequent theft convictions can be filed as felonies and can even land you in prison! Fortunately younger persons age 18-21 may be eligible for a pre-trial diversion program in Bexar County, with the help of an aggressive San Antonio criminal defense lawyer, like Roberto Ambrosino.

Call (210) 201-7622 to determine if you may be a candidate for this program or other leniency from the courts.

Real Results

I Have Successfully Defended Thousands of Cases
  • Reduced Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
  • Deferred Aggravated Robbery
  • Rejected Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child
  • Dismissed Assault
  • Dismissed Assault - Family Violence
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