When those are the client’s
objectives, they are our objectives. Stealing – when it
is petty theft or shoplifting – is most often a one-time
crime. It may be a
that started as a fun prank and ended with an arrest.
Most juveniles don’t want to go through that again.
Adults, too, might try shoplifting or petty theft
because of a momentary temptation. The consequences when
arrested can go far beyond that moment, however.
If this is your second arrest for shoplifting and
if your objectives remain the
same – keep this out of public view and keep me out of
jail – our experience with these cases and our extensive
knowledge of alternative sentencing options will help
meet those objectives. A prosecutor and a judge are
going to want a stiffer sentence to make sure the
arrested person knows the seriousness of the charges.
Alternative sentencing options
can include one or a combination of the following:
- Community Service
- Home Detention
- “Pay Jail” (an alternative
- Work Release
- Weekend Jail
make sure you understand the charges against you and
your options. If you decide to fight the charges, we
will make sure you have the representation you need and
an honest evaluation of the probable outcome of a trial.
When you come to The
Sheena Law Firm, we will review the charges, explain the
law, and discuss the available options. We will
represent the arrested person throughout the process,
helping that person understand the seriousness of the
situation and working with the prosecutors and the court
to minimize any sentence. Call us today to discuss your