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Shoplifting Lawyer in Attleboro

Skilled Legal Representation in Fall River

People often agree to plead guilty in shoplifting cases to get the incident behind them and move on with their lives. However, a criminal conviction will continue to impact your life long into the future. Before answering questions or pleading guilty, call the Law Office of James M. Caramanica, P.C. to get advice from a shoplifting attorney in Attleboro with decades of experience. We represent clients in Fall River and the surrounding areas.

Please contact us by telephone at (508) 690-4808 or fill out our online contact form to speak with a lawyer.

Shoplifting Charges in Massachusetts

Shoplifting is prohibited under Massachusetts law. The law covers taking merchandise from a store without paying, as well as label switching and other means of obtaining merchandise without paying the full price. For higher value items, you could be facing theft charges which carry harsher penalties. Generally, the value of the stolen property and whether there are any prior offenses will impact the penalties for conviction.

Determining the Best Defense Strategy

There are several possible strategies that can be used in shoplifting cases. In some situations, we may be able to argue for a reduction in the charges or to have the charges dismissed to prevent a criminal record. Other legal challenges may be based on a possible violation of your constitutional rights.

Possible legal challenges in shoplifting cases may include:

  • Probable cause
  • Inappropriate actions by store employees or police
  • Inappropriate detention
  • Unlawful search and seizure

Our shoplifting lawyer in Attleboro begins by carefully evaluating your case, evidence, and other circumstances to develop the most effective defense strategy possible. We work to get the charges reduced or dismissed, when possible, and always fight to ensure that your rights are protected at every stage of the legal process.

Call (508) 690-4808 to schedule an appointment for a free consultation with our criminal defense attorney.

Real Client Results

Your Satisfaction Is Our Priority
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  • Comm. V. J.A. Case Dismissed
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  • Comm. v. J.S. Reduced
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Why Choose Us?

  • Respected By Our Peers

    Decades of experience and hard work has earned us a great reputation with courts and judges.

  • Responsive to Our Clients

    We understand the urgency when your life is on the line. We make it a point to be available to our clients when they need us the most.

  • Decades of Trial Experience

    We have over two decades of criminal defense litigation experience. We are not afraid to take your case to trial.

  • Thousands of cases handled

    At the Law Office of James M. Caramanica, we have handled thousands of successful cases for clients. Our firm strives to obtain the best possible outcome for our clients.

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