Long Beach CA shoplifting attorney Dan E. Chambers may be able to help you avoid jail time
Have you ever taken an item from a store without paying for it? It may not have actually been shoplifting! A key part of charging someone with the petty theft crime of shoplifting is proving that they deliberately moved an item with the intention of depriving the store of the value of that item. Accidentally forgetting to pay for that item hidden in the bottom of your cart doesn’t necessarily fit the bill. A skilled Long Beach CA shoplifting attorney like Chambers Law Firm has plenty of strategies for helping you to beat or reduce shoplifting charges, including but not limited to proving lack of intent.
Are You a First-Time Offender?
If this is your first theft-related offense, you may be eligible for charge reduction or diversion programs. If you hire Dan E. Chambers as your Long Beach CA shoplifting lawyer, he will guide you through this process.
For example, if you stole less than $50 worth of goods, the prosecutor can charge you with an infraction or a misdemeanor at their discretion. With Dan E. Chambers as your shoplifting attorney in Long Beach CA, you can rest assured the prosecutor will be presented with very convincing arguments for reducing the charges to an infraction so you can simply pay a fine and walk away with a clean record.
Chambers Law Firm Handles Cases Big and Small
Not all shoplifting cases are as straightforward as first-time offenses, but an experienced shoplifting lawyer in Long Beach CA like Dan can handle every kind of shoplifting case with ease. Dan is intimately familiar with all the laws that govern petty theft and grand theft in California, and he can help you secure the best possible outcome to your case, even if you already have priors. As a former prosecutor himself, Dan understands how prosecutors build their cases, and he knows how to undermine them.
Call Now to Schedule a Free Consultation with a Shoplifting Attorney in Long Beach CA
Often, people make the mistake of believing that a shoplifting charge is no big deal and they should just plead guilty without consulting a shoplifting lawyer in Long Beach CA. Dan E. Chambers offers free initial consultations to help you avoid making this mistake. Call now to set up a free appointment where you can learn more about how Dan can help you secure a more favorable outcome to your case.