Broward Shoplifting



The attorneys at the Law Offices of Leifert & Leifert are former prosecutors in Broward County and are highly experienced in defending against charges of Shoplifting, Retail Theft, Grand Theft and All Other Theft Related Crimes. As former prosecutors, we know the best arguments the other side will make, and we know what it takes to win cases. Our attorneys regularly help people charged with shoplifting in Broward County courts and offer affordable solutions.

Shoplifting cases are scheduled in one of four courthouses in Broward County. The main courthouse is located in Fort Lauderdale and three satellite courthouses are located in Plantation, Deerfield Beach and Hollywood.


Shoplifting, or retail theft, is defined as stealing merchandise from a retail store. Shoplifting is a very common theft offense in Broward County. Under Florida law, shoplifting or retail theft is charged as either petit or grand theft, and the penalties depend on the value of the merchandise stolen.


Taking merchandise worth less than $100 is petit theft in the second degree, a misdemeanor punishable by 60 days in Broward County jail. Taking merchandise worth more than $100 but less than $300 is considered petit theft in the first degree and is punishable by up to 364 days in the Broward County jail.


Shoplifting items worth more than $300 but less than $5000 is considered grand theft in the third degree, a felony punishable by up to five years in Florida state prison.>CONSEQUENCES OF A SHOPLIFTING CHARGE IN BROWARD

A charge of shoplifting or retail theft can have a devastating effect on your future, your family, employment, reputation in the community, and overall well-being. It can affect your ability to maintain or secure future employment. If you have been charged with retail theft in Broward County, it is crucial to have a seasoned and top shoplifting defense lawyer who can best and effectively handle your case.


We will aggressively pursue alternative resolutions; for example, you may be eligible for dismissal via a first offender diversion program and thereafter eligible to seal or expunge your shoplifting case. Broward County utilizes the misdemeanor diversion program.

At Leifert & Leifert, we aggressively pursue the best outcome for our clients so that you can move on with you live. Our attorneys will do their best to get your shoplifting charges dismissed, or have a conviction removed from your record. If these options are not possible, we will litigate to get your sentence reduced through probation or other means. At Leifert & Leifert, we are committed to providing you with high-quality, effective, affordable and aggressive representation, and we will do our best to protect your interests and help you move on with your life.


If you are facing criminal charges for shoplifting, it is imperative to have an experienced attorney representing you. For more than 25 years, the Broward County shoplifting defense attorneys at Leifert & Leifert have represented numerous clients in the Fort Lauderale area. Our attorneys are highly experienced in handling shoplifting cases and familiar with litigating in court.


If you have recently been arrested or are facing charges for shoplifting or retail theft in Broward County, contact the firm of Leifert & Leifert by calling (954) 523-9600, or fill out and submit our online Contact Us form to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Broward County retail theft defense attorney.

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