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Have You Been Arrested For Shoplifting?

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In Michigan, the crime of shoplifting is referred to as retail fraud. This is not considered a minor charge in this state. Even allegations of stealing an item worth less than $200 can lead to penalties that include up to 93 days in jail or a substantial fine, or both. Allegations of stealing a high-dollar item from a store can lead to felony charges and the possibility of thousands of dollars in fines and up to five years in prison. Experienced defense is crucial.

At the Law Office of John Freeman in Troy, Michigan, more than 25 years of criminal law experience positions us for successful defense of even the most serious retail fraud charges. When you choose our law firm, you will be represented by an aggressive advocate who will take every step necessary to defend your rights and protect your freedom.

The Challenges Of Retail Fraud Defense

Retail fraud cases can be challenging. The store may have witnesses who claim to have seen you shoplifting, or video surveillance evidence to use against you. Perhaps you even admitted wrongdoing to store security when you were caught.

We know how to overcome these challenges. Is the witness reliable? Does the surveillance video clearly show you in the act of committing theft? What specifically did you say to the store’s loss prevention specialists? By asking questions like these and carefully reviewing the evidence, we may be able to find weaknesses in the case against you. These weaknesses may lead to winning your case, or at least to reducing the charges or penalties.

At our law firm, your case will be reviewed personally by attorney John Freeman. He is also personally available to accompany you in court. Mr. Freeman is a former prosecutor who understands how the other side approaches these cases. His inside knowledge of his opponents’ tactics allows him to create strong defense strategies. He has a reputation for success in overcoming some of the most serious and complex criminal charges.

The First Consultation Is Free

Call 248-918-0790, toll free at 866-720-3708, for your free initial phone consultation with an experienced lawyer. You may call 313-330-2653 in emergencies where you need immediate legal assistance. You can also get in touch with us by email.

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