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Conviction for shoplifting can result in jail and fines. A conviction can likewise result in loss of job and or professional license. Avon Lake Shoplifting Lawyer Robert Stiefvater has been defending individuals for over 15 years. Put the experience of our Shoplifting Defense 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 Lawyers 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:
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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Chapter 2913.02 of the Ohio Revised Code is Ohio’s shoplifting statute. The following is part of the statute:
(10) In addition to the penalties described in division (B)(2) of this section, if the offender committed the violation by causing a motor vehicle to leave the premises of an establishment at which gasoline is offered for retail sale without the offender making full payment for gasoline that was dispensed into the fuel tank of the motor vehicle or into another container, the court may do one of the following:
(a) Unless division (B)(10)(b) of this section applies, suspend for not more than six months the offender's driver's license, probationary driver's license, commercial driver's license, temporary instruction permit, or nonresident operating privilege;
(b) If the offender's driver's license, probationary driver's license, commercial driver's license, temporary instruction permit, or nonresident operating privilege has previously been suspended pursuant to division (B)(10)(a) of this section, impose a class seven suspension of the offender's license, permit, or privilege from the range specified in division (A)(7) of section 4510.02 of the Revised Code, provided that the suspension shall be for at least six months.
(c) The court, in lieu of suspending the offender's driver's or commercial driver's license, probationary driver's license, temporary instruction permit, or nonresident operating privilege pursuant to division (B)(10)(a) or (b) of this section, instead may require the offender to perform community service for a number of hours determined by the court.
(11) In addition to the penalties described in division (B)(2) of this section, if the offender committed the violation by stealing rented property or rental services, the court may order that the offender make restitution pursuant to section 2929.18 or 2929.28 of the Revised Code. Restitution may include, but is not limited to, the cost of repairing or replacing the stolen property, or the cost of repairing the stolen property and any loss of revenue resulting from deprivation of the property due to theft of rental services that is less than or equal to the actual value of the property at the time it was rented. Evidence of intent to commit theft of rented property or rental services shall be determined pursuant to the provisions of section 2913.72 of the Revised Code.
(C) The sentencing court that suspends an offender's license, permit, or nonresident operating privilege under division (B)(10) of this section may grant the offender limited driving privileges during the period of the suspension in accordance with Chapter 4510. of the Revised Code.
Zip Codes in Avon Lake, Ohio: 44012