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The Bentleyville Shoplifting Defense Attorneys at Stiefvater Law have a reputation for getting results. If you have been charged with shoplifting in Bentleyville, 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.

Stiefvater Law, LLC has been serving Bentleyville, 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.

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:

Second Degree Misdemeanor (M2) – 0-90 days in jail. Fine up to $750.

First Degree Misdemeanor (M1) – 0-180 days in jail. Fine up to $1,000.

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The Ohio Revised Code defines theft in chapter 2913.02, which in part states:

(4) If the property stolen is a firearm or dangerous ordnance, a violation of this section is grand theft. Except as otherwise provided in this division, grand theft when the property stolen is a firearm or dangerous ordnance is a felony of the third degree, and there is a presumption in favor of the court imposing a prison term for the offense. If the firearm or dangerous ordnance was stolen from a federally licensed firearms dealer, grand theft when the property stolen is a firearm or dangerous ordnance is a felony of the first degree. The offender shall serve a prison term imposed for grand theft when the property stolen is a firearm or dangerous ordnance consecutively to any other prison term or mandatory prison term previously or subsequently imposed upon the offender.

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Zip Codes in Bentleyville, Ohio: 44022, 44139