Theft, including shoplifting, is a serious charge that carries significant penalties and will have a damaging impact on your record, in the event of conviction. Depending on the severity of the offense, you could face probation, fines and even jail time.
If you are either charged with a crime or you are a suspect in a criminal investigation it is important that you contact an experienced criminal attorney immediately. You should NOT meet with the police or any law enforcement officials without your attorney present. If you are contacted by law enforcement for your statement or an interview you should politely decline to speak with them until you have retained counsel.
At Arnson VanTol Law, PLC, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, our lawyers are experienced in the investigation and defense of theft crime allegations. We will take a strategic approach to defend your rights and minimize penalties in your case.
Know your rights. Protect your future.
Advocacy for Your Rights and Reputation
Theft charges are considered a crime of dishonesty, and can have a negative impact on your rights and your record — far more than other offenses. A conviction could prevent your entry into certain colleges, restrict your access to gainful employment, and leave you with serious penalties and fines. If you are under investigation for a theft crime or currently facing criminal charges, it is important to take immediate action to protect your rights.
Our firm offers aggressive defense in cases involving:
- Petty theft
- Check fraud
- Retail Fraud (Shoplifting)
- Credit card fraud
- Internet crimes
Defeat Your Charges and Protect Your Record
Whether you made a mistake and are guilty, or you have been falsely accused of a crime, you need a criminal defense advocate. Your immediate and future rights are at stake. Our attorneys will explore your defense options to reduce charges and penalties, or prevent a charge from showing up on your criminal record.
We can help you understand your options and develop a legal strategy to protect your rights. Call 616-828-0216 or contact us by e-mail to schedule a confidential consultation with one of our Grand Rapids theft charges lawyers.