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If you have been charged with shoplifting in Bedford, Ohio, then call Shoplifting Defense Attorney Robert Stiefvater. Conviction for shoplifting can have serious ramifications on your future. Don’t fall victim to one bad decision. Bedford Shoplifting Lawyer 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 Bedford, Ohio for over a decade. Shoplifting Defense 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 defined five different ways. One 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 intimidation.

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:

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 Cuyahoga County: Bentleyville, Beachwood, Berea, Bedford Heights, Bay Village

Zip Codes in Bedford, Ohio: 44146