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If you have been charged with shoplifting in Bratenahl, Ohio, then call Shoplifting Attorney Robert Stiefvater. Conviction for shoplifting can have serious ramifications on your future. Don’t fall victim to one bad decision. Bratenahl 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.

Conviction for shoplifting can result in jail and fines. A conviction can likewise result in loss of job and or professional license. Bratenahl Shoplifting Defense Attorney 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 Defense Attorneys 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:

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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Chapter 2913.02 of the Ohio Revised Code is Ohio’s shoplifting statute. The following is part of the statute:

(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.

Cities in Cuyahoga County: Berea, Beachwood, Bedford, Bedford Heights, Bay Village

Zip Codes in Bratenahl, Ohio: 44108, 44110