Comprehensive Shoplifting Defense
Shoplifting may seem like a petty offense, but it is one that has a social stigma attached to it and a criminal record if convicted. If you have been charged with shoplifting, you need a Minneapolis shoplifting defense lawyer by your side every step of the way. Even if the offense amounts to a misdemeanor, that misdemeanor will be on your permanent record.
Jennifer Speas is a well-versed theft defense attorney who will protect your rights and fight for your future. Even if the criminal penalty isn’t harsh, the collateral consequences can be.
Representing Juveniles And Adults
Shoplifting is a common juvenile crime, but adults are accused as well. Jennifer Speas defends adults and juveniles throughout the Minneapolis, St. Paul, and entire Twin Cities metro who have been accused of all levels of theft. You don’t have to simply accept the charges when there is a chance that the charge could be eliminated or reduced.
Conviction Brings Consequences
One common mistake made by those charged with shoplifting is that they don’t have to fight. A shoplifting conviction can make it difficult to find a job, rent a house or apartment, or become licensed in certain fields. Because shoplifting is a type of theft, an employer may be reluctant to hire in fear that there could be a pattern of theft. However, many of the people that Ms. Speas represents in shoplifting cases have never been charged with a crime before. This makes it even more important to have a good criminal defense dedicated to securing the best result.
The Best Defense By Your Side
Ms. Speas will evaluate all evidence to determine what really occurred. This includes watching surveillance footage, reviewing any witness statements, and evaluating the police report. Everything from the arrest process to how evidence was obtained will be evaluated. The purpose is to use the facts to secure a satisfactory outcome. You don’t want a shoplifting conviction on your record when you have a Minneapolis shoplifting defense attorney who has the experience and resources to fight the charges.
Start Your Defense Today
Shoplifting may not seem like a serious theft offense, but it is one that can result in a criminal record if convicted. If you have been charged with shoplifting, you have the right to have a skilled criminal defense attorney by your side. You have rights and a future that need to be protected. To learn more about your rights and options, call the Speas Law Firm, P.A. at 612-333-6160 to request an initial consultation.