If you have been accused of shoplifting and are facing theft charges you may be feeling both embarrassed and frustrated. Whether you intended to shoplift or not, you now face the possibility of criminal charges, fines and possibly jail time. As upsetting as this all can be, it is important that you remember that you still have rights. Attorney Lonnie R. Hoover will help you stand up for those rights and work to get you the best result in your case. Contact him now to learn how.
Tennessee takes crime very seriously – whether you are walking out of a store with a candy bar or a diamond ring. You can expect the prosecution to pursue you to the full extent of the law. The state has no desire to appear soft on crime and it will attempt to see you thoroughly punished.
This is not a situation anyone wants to wind up in. Some people are accused of shoplifting because they accidentally left a store without paying for something. Others just happen to be with another person that took something and are unfortunate enough to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. Still others mistakenly think that shoplifting is a small enough crime that the punishments won’t be too harsh.
However you wound up facing these charges, you should understand the risk you are now facing. Tennessee bases the possible punishment for theft sentences on the monetary value of what was stolen. At $1,000 or less, you are looking at a misdemeanor – still with a potential fine of up to $2,500 and possibly a year in jail. Beyond $1,000, you will be facing a felony with possibly years in jail and many thousands of dollars in fines. The higher the dollar value of what was taken, the more extreme the possible punishment.
Achieving The Best Possible Outcome
As you can see, even the most basic shoplifting charge carries penalties that are best avoided or at least minimized. Attorney Lonnie R. Hoover has spent a considerable amount of time helping people just like you and he knows what it takes to fight shoplifting charges. He understands how to make the court see your side of the story and ensure that you are protected from the worst punishments. You cannot afford to waste any time in building your defense. Let Attorney Lonnie R. Hoover do what it takes to get you the best possible outcome in your case. Contact him now so he can get started on your case and get you the results you need.