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.
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.
Comm. v. G.S. Not Guilty
Comm. V. J.A. Case Dismissed
Comm. v. J.C. Not Guilty
Comm. v. J.S. Reduced
Comm. V. Jeffrey Anitus Conviction Overturned
Comm. V. S.H. Not Guilty
Comm. v. S.W. Case Dismissed
Comm. V. Z.Z. Plea Agreement
Commonwealth v. A.D. Case Dismissed
Commonwealth v. A.J. Not Guilty