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Charged with Shoplifting? Our Shoplifting Defense Law Firm in Atwater (Township), Ohio will defend your rights. A shoplifting conviction can have serious impact on your future. Don’t let this happen to you. Our experienced Shoplifting Attorneys are known for getting great results with shoplifting cases. Often we can get charges dismissed, even if there is a written confession and video evidence. Each case has its own facts and circumstances. Stiefvater Law limits the number of clients we serve so we can dedicate all the necessary resources to defending your case. Protect your future. Call today for a free consultation.

Stiefvater Law, LLC has been serving Atwater (Township), Ohio for over a decade. Shoplifting Lawyer Robert Stiefvater has been defending individuals for over 15 years. Put his experience to work and prevent a shoplifting conviction from being on your record. Because shoplifting is a theft offense, a conviction often results in very real, and very negative consequences. Besides the potential for jail time, a shoplifting conviction can prevent employment or result in problems with professional licensing. We are here to help you.

Sometimes the wrong person is charged with shoplifting. Sometimes an inadvertent mistake can result in a charge of shoplifting. Sometimes shoplifting occurs out of necessity. There are a lot of “sometimes” and “what if’s” in the law. We will tell your side of the story and put forth your strongest defense. Let’s talk.

Shoplifting is a theft offense. In Ohio, theft is committed several different ways. One way theft can be committed:

No person, with purpose to deprive the owner of property or services, shall knowingly obtain or exert control over either the property or services in any of the following ways:

By deception.

If you have been charged with shoplifting, then you could be facing misdemeanor or felony charges. The level of the charge depends largely upon the value of the goods, who the goods were allegedly shoplifted from, and what the goods were. Some possible penalties for a shoplifting conviction are as follows:

First Degree Misdemeanor (M1) – 0-180 days in jail. Fine up to $1,000.

Second Degree Felony (F2) – up to 8 years in prison. Fine up to $15,000.

Second Degree Misdemeanor (M2) – 0-90 days in jail. Fine up to $750.

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The Ohio Revised Code defines theft in chapter 2913.02, which in part states:

(A) No person, with purpose to deprive the owner of property or services, shall knowingly obtain or exert control over either the property or services in any of the following ways:

(1) Without the consent of the owner or person authorized to give consent;

(2) Beyond the scope of the express or implied consent of the owner or person authorized to give consent;

(3) By deception;

(4) By threat;

(5) By intimidation.

Cities in Portage County: Brimfield (Township), Brady Lake, Aurora, Atwater, Brimfield

Zip Codes in Atwater (Township), Ohio: 44201, 44411