Shoplifting Defense Attorney

Experienced Former Prosecutor Defending Shoplifting Charges in NYC, the Bronx Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island

Arrested for Shoplifting? Charged with Penal Law 155.25 or Penal Law 165.40?

Why are Shoplifting cases so serious?

Theft cases are very serious cases because of the consequences that come with a criminal conviction for theft. Theft related cases bear on the moral fiber of the person who stands accused.  Theft convictions raise concerns about the morality of the convicted person.  Those who are convicted of a theft charge will be branded as untrustworthy. As a result theft-related convictions are the most important concern for employers and for those looking to adjust their legal status, the Department of Homeland Security.

What is the difference between Felony and Misdemeanor Shoplifting cases?

The main differences between theft related Felony charges and theft related Misdemeanor charges are the values of the property alleged to have been taken and the type of property taken.  In NY, if a person is alleged to have taken property or possessed property that they did have lawful dominion over, and the value of the property exceeded $1,000, then  he/she will be charged with a Felony theft case.  If the value is less than $1,000 then the person will be charged with a misdemeanor.

Does it help if I was given a Desk Appearance Ticket for my Shoplifting case?

If you were issued a Desk Appearance Ticket, all that means is that the arresting police officer determined that you were not a flight risk.  The prosecutor may still request bail at your arraignment.  Additionally, the prosecutor may request a jail sentence at your arraignment or any time after.  Do not make the mistake of assuming that because you were given a DAT or Desk Appearance Ticket that your case is less serious.

Why is Jason A. Steinberger the right Shoplifting Lawyer for you?

Jason Steinberger is the best choice to represent you for your theft case. He is a Former NY Prosecutor who has both prosecuted and defended 1000’s of Shoplifting Cases.  Contact our law office today to see how we can help you!