With the economy continuing to muddle through tough times, our White Plains, New York City and Westchester County criminal defense lawyers are seeing more and more cases of shoplifting. Our criminal defense lawyers are seeing more people who are not criminals and who ordinarily have no contact with the criminal justice system facing petit or grand larceny charges. Often the charges involve something that people don’t ordinarily perceive as larceny, such as switching tags on a more expensive item for a lower price item or intentionally failing to swipe merchandise at a self check out. Likewise our criminal defense lawyers have handled numerous cases where employees in retail stores were charged with various types of larceny including not ringing up items, doing fake return and other acts. While most people see this as just trying to save a few bucks, the law regards it as a crime. If you have been arrested for petit larceny or grand larceny don’t worry. While jail is a technical possibility for these crimes, it is rarely imposed for first time offenders who are facing larceny charges. Our New York and White Plains criminal defense lawyers often get these charges reduced to non-criminal offenses and avoid jail, probation and any criminal record.

We recognize that shoplifting is often an impulse act, and most people who are arrested for petit larceny are not career criminals. Often, this crime is committed by teenagers and our attorneys have experience representing young people who are arrested for shoplisting. The Courts and prosecutors also recognize that young people who make impulisve decisions deserve a break. So if your child was arrested for shoplifting, it is not the end of the world, and our experienced New York City and Westchester criminal defense lawyers, who represent people arrested for shoplifting, have extensive experience in working out resolutions of these charges that can minimize the stigma and long term consequences of an arrest  

The Law Office of Michael H. Joseph, PLLC

Law Office of Michael H. Joseph, PLLC

The Law Office of Michael H. Joseph, PLLC, has been helping injured victims recover compensation for their injuries for over a decade. Our attorneys are members of several prestigious organizations, including: 

  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • New York County Bar Association
  • Westchester County Bar Association

To request your free initial consultation with our team, call our New York City office at (212) 858-0503 or our White Plains office at (914) 574-8330. You can also request a case review online.

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