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Charged with Shoplifting? Our Shoplifting Law Firm in Austintown, 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.
Conviction for shoplifting can result in jail and fines. A conviction can likewise result in loss of job and or professional license. Austintown Shoplifting Defense Attorney Robert Stiefvater has been defending individuals for over 15 years. Put the experience of our Shoplifting Law Firm to work for you. Our clients often contact us thinking there is little to no hope of getting around a shoplifting charge. We love to prove our clients wrong – depending on the facts and circumstances we can often get these charges dismissed or reduced. Initial consultation is always free.
There are a lot of grey areas in the law. There are a lot of “what if’s” and “sometimes” – sometimes the wrong person is identified as a shoplifter. Sometimes an item may not be scanned at a register even though you believe it has. Let the Shoplifting Attorneys at Stiefvater Law put forth your strongest defense. We will tell your side of the story. Let’s talk.
Shoplifting is a theft offense. In Ohio, theft is committed in five different ways. For example:
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:
Without the consent of the owner or person authorized to give consent.
Depending upon what was allegedly shoplifted, who the goods were shoplifted from, and the value of the shoplifted goods, shoplifting can be a misdemeanor or a felony. The range of penalties depends on the facts and circumstances but may be as follows:
Fifth Degree Felony (F5) – up to 12 months in prison. Fine up to $2,500.
Fourth Degree Felony (F4) – up to 18 months in prison. Fine up to $5,000.
Third Degree Felony (F3) – up to 5 years in prison. Fine up to $10,000.
Second Degree Felony (F2) – up to 8 years in prison. Fine up to $15,000.
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Chapter 2913.02 of the Ohio Revised Code is Ohio’s shoplifting statute. The following is part of the statute:
(3) Except as otherwise provided in division (B)(4), (5), (6), (7), (8), or (9) of this section, if the victim of the offense is an elderly person, disabled adult, active duty service member, or spouse of an active duty service member, a violation of this section is theft from a person in a protected class, and division (B)(3) of this section applies. Except as otherwise provided in this division, theft from a person in a protected class is a felony of the fifth degree. If the value of the property or services stolen is one thousand dollars or more and is less than seven thousand five hundred dollars, theft from a person in a protected class is a felony of the fourth degree. If the value of the property or services stolen is seven thousand five hundred dollars or more and is less than thirty-seven thousand five hundred dollars, theft from a person in a protected class is a felony of the third degree. If the value of the property or services stolen is thirty-seven thousand five hundred dollars or more and is less than one hundred fifty thousand dollars, theft from a person in a protected class is a felony of the second degree. If the value of the property or services stolen is one hundred fifty thousand dollars or more, theft from a person in a protected class is a felony of the first degree. If the victim of the offense is an elderly person, in addition to any other penalty imposed for the offense, the offender shall be required to pay full restitution to the victim and to pay a fine of up to fifty thousand dollars. The clerk of court shall forward all fines collected under division (B)(3) of this section to the county department of job and family services to be used for the reporting and investigation of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation or for the provision or arrangement of protective services under sections 5101.61 to 5101.71 of the Revised Code.
Zip Codes in Austintown, Ohio: 44509, 44511, 44515, 44406