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The Burton (Township) Shoplifting Defense Attorneys at Stiefvater Law have a reputation for getting results. If you have been charged with shoplifting in Burton (Township), Ohio then call the go-to Shoplifting 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 Burton (Township), 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 can be committed several different ways. For example, one way as follows:

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:

Beyond the scope of the express or implied consent of the owner or person authorized to give consent.

If you have been charged with shoplifting, then you could be facing misdemeanor or felony charges. The level of the charge depends largely upon the value of the goods, who the goods were allegedly shoplifted from, and what the goods were. Some possible penalties for a shoplifting conviction 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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The Ohio Revised Code defines theft in chapter 2913.02, which in part states:

(2) Except as otherwise provided in this division or division (B)(3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), or (9) of this section, a violation of this section is petty theft, a misdemeanor of the first degree. If the value of the property or services stolen is one thousand dollars or more and is less than seven thousand five hundred dollars or if the property stolen is any of the property listed in section 2913.71 of the Revised Code, a violation of this section is theft, a felony of the fifth degree. If the value of the property or services stolen is seven thousand five hundred dollars or more and is less than one hundred fifty thousand dollars, a violation of this section is grand theft, a felony of the fourth degree. If the value of the property or services stolen is one hundred fifty thousand dollars or more and is less than seven hundred fifty thousand dollars, a violation of this section is aggravated theft, a felony of the third degree. If the value of the property or services is seven hundred fifty thousand dollars or more and is less than one million five hundred thousand dollars, a violation of this section is aggravated theft, a felony of the second degree. If the value of the property or services stolen is one million five hundred thousand dollars or more, a violation of this section is aggravated theft of one million five hundred thousand dollars or more, a felony of the first degree.

Cities in Geauga County: Bainbridge, Burton, Auburn, Aquilla, Bainbridge (Township)

Zip Codes in Burton (Township), Ohio: 44021, 44062, 44024