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

Stiefvater Law, LLC has been serving Medina, Ohio for over a decade. Shoplifting Defense Attorney 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 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.

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:

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:

(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 Medina County: Brunswick, Brunswick Hills, Chatham, Chippewa Lake, Canaan

Zip Codes in Medina, Ohio: 44258, 44256