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Shoplifting Lawyer in Cleveland

Charged with Shoplifting? Call Our Firm Today.

Under Ohio state law, you will be charged with shoplifting if it is alleged that you took control of property or services belonging to someone else by threat, deception, intimidation, or without permission. Friedman & Nemecek, LLC Attorneys at Law are dedicated to providing the highest level of defense counsel in theft crime cases involving charges of shoplifting, either misdemeanor or felony.

Our firm is made up of highly qualified and professional criminal attorneys who have many years of experience and success at criminal trials. No case is too big or small for our team to defend. A misdemeanor shoplifting conviction can seriously damage your reputation, and impact the ability to get a job in the future.

Ohio Shoplifting Penalties

In cases of shoplifting in Ohio, an individual will be charged under the state's theft laws. The penalties for shoplifting will depend on the value of the goods that was stolen. There are degrees of penalties, which range from misdemeanor to a first degree felony.

Misdemeanor (up to $1,000)

The penalties for misdemeanor shoplifting up to $1,000 includes:

  • Jail: up to 180 days
  • Fine: up to $1,000

Fifth Degree Felony

​​​​​​The penalties for a fifth degree shoplifting felony include property valued between $1,000 and $7,500.

  • Jail: 6 months to a year
  • Fine: up to $2,500

Grand Theft

Grand theft in Ohio is considered property that is valued between $7,500 and $150,000.

  • Jail: 6 - 18 months
  • Fine: up to $5,000

Third Degree Felony

A third degree shoplifting felony is when property stolen amounts to between $150,000 and $750,000.

  • Jail: 1 - 5 years
  • Fine: up to $10,000

Aggravated Theft (Second Degree Felony)

When property valued between $750,000 and $1,500,000 is stolen, the charge amounts to aggravated theft.

  • Jail: 2 - 8 years
  • Fine: up to $15,000

First Degree Felony

A first degree shoplifting felony, also known as aggravated theft, is when property stolen amounts to $1,500,000 or more.

  • Jail: 3 - 10 years
  • Fine: up to $20,000

Whether you are facing the most serious felony shoplifting charges and it is believed you are involved in a large-scale criminal operation, or you mistakenly took a minor item from a store, you can be confident that the firm will be heavily involved in your defense case. Our record of success at trial speaks for itself.

Get Help from Friedman & Nemecek, LLC Attorneys at Law

The first step is to have our firm evaluate the facts in your case, and advise you of what strategy could be employed to help you avoid conviction. There are various options that could lead to a positive outcome. You owe it to yourself to have a true legal professional on your side.

Our founding partner, Attorney Ian N. Friedman, was the first to receive the "Lawyer of the Year" award from the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Each member of the legal team is highly qualified, respected and known for getting positive results. The quality of your Cleveland shoplifting attorney can make a significant difference – the difference between freedom and incarceration. For immediate legal representation if you or a loved one has been charged with misdemeanor or felony shoplifting, call our firm.

Contact us immediately for a case evaluation and to get in touch with a team member.

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