Shoplifting / Retail Theft
Commonly called “shoplifting,” the theft of merchandise from a retail store can have serious consequences. Shoplifting is considered a “crime of dishonesty.” A conviction may impact your ability to continue in your chosen profession, especially if you work in a security sensitive industry. In some cases the person accused admits to stealing the merchandise, and in other cases the allegations of theft are false because the merchandise was taken accidently or inadvertently.
Larger retail establishments hire special “loss prevention officers” who are trained to detain any customer suspected of shoplifting. However, loss prevention officers are capable of making mistakes. If you have been falsely accused of shoplifting, find out how you can fight the charges to protect your good name.
Salt Lake City Shoplifting Defense Attorney
Given the consequences of a conviction for shoplifting, regardless of the value of the items stolen, it’s in your best interests to carefully consider your legal options. As a Salt Lake City theft attorney, Darren M. Levitt is dedicated to fighting for the futures of men, women, and youth charged with retail theft in Utah. His proactive approach and attention-to-detail can be an asset on your side as you combat your alleged shoplifting offense.
Call (801) 455-1743 to learn more about the charges you face and the best legal options to pursue with Levitt Legal. Darren M. Levitt represents clients from all walks of life in Salt Lake City, Tooele, Provo, Layton, and the surrounding communities.
Utah Shoplifting Information Center
- Elements Of Retail Theft In Utah
- The Merchant’s Rights To Detain The Suspected Shoplifter
- Special Protections For Merchants During Shoplifting Detentions
Levitt Legal, PLLC | Retail Theft Lawyer in Salt Lake City
It’s important to remember that neither the retail management nor the law enforcement officers have your best interests in mind. Before giving official statements or making agreements with the prosecution, explore your legal options with Levitt Legal. An arrest for shoplifting in Utah does not mean you will automatically be convicted. Call (801) 455-1743 to learn more.
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