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The Beachwood Shoplifting Defense Attorneys at Stiefvater Law have a reputation for getting results. If you have been charged with shoplifting in Beachwood, Ohio then call the go-to Shoplifting Defense Law Firm today. Prevent your shoplifting charge from destroying your future. Stiefvater Law limits the number of clients we represent in order to deliver our full resources to the defense of your case. If you have been charged with shoplifting then you need a Shoplifting Lawyer with a proven track record. Call now.

A shoplifting charge can be beat. Don’t settle for a conviction – call the Beachwood Shoplifting Attorneys at Stiefvater Law and discuss your case. Depending on the facts and circumstances of your case, we can often resolve these cases with dismissals or greatly reduced charges. Do not let your record be blemished with a shoplifting conviction. The stakes are too high. Call now. We have been successfully representing individuals for over a decade. Put us to work for you and get results.

Many shoplifting cases are not clear cut. Even if you think the case is clear cut, we can show how unclear it actually is. There are a lot of what if’s and sometimes in the law. Our Beachwood Shoplifting Defense Lawyers will put forth your strongest defense. Prosecutors know this about us. Show them that you won’t just roll over and accept a conviction. 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.

Shoplifting can be a misdemeanor or a felony. It depends upon the value of the goods that were allegedly shoplifted, who the goods were shoplifted from, and what was alleged to have been shoplifted. Some possible penalties are 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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Ohio’s shoplifting laws are codified in ORC section 2913.02. This section states, in part:

(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 Beachwood, Ohio: 44122