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If you have been charged with shoplifting in Barberton, Ohio, then call Shoplifting Lawyer Robert Stiefvater. Conviction for shoplifting can have serious ramifications on your future. Don’t fall victim to one bad decision. Barberton Shoplifting Attorney Robert Stiefvater has earned the reputation as the go-to attorney for defending charges of shoplifting. 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 now.

Stiefvater Law, LLC has been serving Barberton, Ohio for over a decade. Shoplifting Defense Attorney 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 many 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:

By threat.

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:

(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.

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Zip Codes in Barberton, Ohio: 44203