Southaven Shoplifting Lawyer

Desoto County Criminal Defense Lawyer

Shoplifting is a common criminal offense that seems to know no age or socioeconomic limit. College students, medical and educational professionals, elderly individuals, stay at home moms, men and women…, they’ve all been charged with shoplifting. I also frequently see people who are embarrassed or ashamed for being charged that they essentially refuse to fight or defend themselves.

The embarrassment of a shoplifting charge is what makes it so tough. Now the client is afraid of being labeled a thief for life, and that brings on a whole new set of uncertainties. Will I lose my job over this? Will I get kicked out of school? What if my family and friends find out about this? These and other questions can make a person accused of theft lose sleep over night.

However, a Southaven shoplifting attorney can help. Like all criminal defense cases, defending yourself against the charges is typically your best option. I treat all my clients with respect and understanding, and will take your shoplifting case as seriously as any other case I might represent. I understand your need to protect yourself, your record and your future, and at the Memphis law office of Patrick Stegall, Attorney and Counselor, I work with you to build a defense.

Experienced, Effective and Respectful Representation

Though it varies by the amount stolen, most shoplifting cases are misdemeanors, just like offenses such as DUI, domestic assault, and simple drug possession. Although most people charged with shoplifting are not facing lengthy prison sentences, the repercussions of a conviction can be serious and are worth fighting, particularly considering that that is the only way a person charged will have any chance of keeping it off their record.

Particularly in cases where there is no physical evidence, and the case comes down to conflicting staI approach cases from a wide range of angles, thoroughly prepared to fight for you in court, but also seeking reduced charges or dismissal at every opportunity. At my office you receive committed, personal attention, and work with a lawyer who will be dedicated to your case, but you also get a highly experienced attorney who can fight on your behalf.

Contact Patrick Stegall If You Are Facing Shoplifting Charges

Take advantage of a free initial consultation to come in and sit down with me to discuss your shoplifting or criminal defense case. Find out how I may be able to help you. Contact me online or by phone at (901) 205-9894 to schedule an appointment.

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