Shoplifting Defense Lawyer for Fulton County
Dillard's department store is known for aggressively prosecuting shoplifting cases. Suspected shoplifters are taken into a back room, interrogated, and asked to sign admissions. To protect your reputation and avoid potential criminal and civil penalties, you should contact an experienced defense attorney as soon as possible.
The lawyers at The Siemon Law Firm represent people arrested for shoplifting at Dillard's and other stores in Atlanta and throughout northern Georgia. If you have been accused of theft in retail store, call 866-497-5134 or send us an e-mail to arrange for a free consultation with a attorney at our firm.
A Criminal Act — or a Misunderstanding?
A single act of inattentiveness should not result in a lifetime criminal record. However, that is exactly what can happen in you inadvertently leave a retail store without remembering to pay for the item.
Shoplifting items valued at less than $300 is a misdemeanor in Georgia. Theft of $300 or more is a felony. If you plead guilty, in addition to a fine and possible jail time, you could be subject to civil damages that are far higher than the value of the item you are accused of stealing. The long-term consequences are even greater: a criminal record that can affect you every time you fill out a job application.
Our lawyers will review the evidence in your case and provide you an aggressive defense. You are innocent until proven guilty, and our lawyers will force the prosecutor to prove the case against you.
If the store has a strong case, the best option may be to negotiate an outcome that minimizes the penalties. If you are a first-time offender, you may be eligible for pretrial diversion or a conditional discharge, which will allow you to avoid a criminal conviction.
Contact Our Criminal Defense Lawyers
If you have been arrested for shoplifting at Dillard's, call 770-884-7067, 866-497-5134, or contact us online. We have law offices in Alpharetta, Cumming and Atlanta.