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Charged with Shoplifting? Our Shoplifting Law Firm in Brownhelm, Ohio will defend your rights. A shoplifting conviction can have serious impact on your future. Don’t let this happen to you. Our experienced Shoplifting Defense Lawyers are known for getting great results with shoplifting cases. Often we can get charges dismissed, even if there is a written confession and video evidence. Each case has its own facts and circumstances. 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 today for a free consultation.

A shoplifting charge can be beat. Don’t settle for a conviction – call the Brownhelm Shoplifting Defense Lawyers 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 Brownhelm Shoplifting Attorneys 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 several different ways. One way theft can be committed:

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 deception.

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:

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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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.

Cities in Lorain County: Avon Lake, Amherst (Township), Avon, Amherst, Brighton

Zip Codes in Brownhelm, Ohio: 44089, 44053, 44001