There are countless explanations for shoplifting behavior or shoplifting apprehensions, such as the following:
- Overzealous security guards who misinterpret observations and presume shoplifting where none was intended (such as when a shopper carelessly puts an unpaid-for item in a coat pocket in a store, or unknowingly leaves the store with unpaid merchandise on the bottom of a shopping cart)
- Psychological disorder on the part of the shoplifter, such as kleptomania or psychotic episodes
- Boredom, immaturity or poor judgment
- Conspiracy or coercion by a friend or accomplice
A criminal conviction for theft of retail merchandise may be a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the value of the stolen items. If you or your minor son or daughter has been accused by store security or arrested by police on suspicion of shoplifting, you are urged to seek knowledgeable legal counsel as soon as possible.
Shoplifting Defense · Law Offices in Albany, Schenectady & New York
As experienced New York shoplifting defense lawyers, Mark Sacco and James Tyner are prepared to provide the top caliber counsel and representation that you seek. We assist clients in Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga, the Capital Region and throughout New York State through vigorous, aggressive criminal defense strategies in defense of people charged with serious crimes such as manslaughter.
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Do all that you can to prevent or mitigate the negative consequences that a shoplifting conviction can bring: a criminal record, fines and penalties, possible jail time and difficulties in the future in your personal and professional life. Talk to Mr. Sacco or Mr. Tyner about the facts and circumstances of your case and explore strategies for your defense.