Shoplifting Charges at Wal-Mart in St. Louis, MO - for as little as $450
Have you recently been charged with shoplifting or theft at a Wal-Mart in the St. Louis area? Was the value of the items supposedly stolen more or less than $500? Were you unlawfully detained by a security guard who suspected you had stolen something from the store? Are you now interesting in learning what your legal rights might be? Or what kind of options might be available to you? Do you understand the consequences of pleading guilty to the charge? Are you aware of the benefits that come by hiring an experienced attorney to help you through the process?We Want to Get the Missouri Shoplifting Charge Reduced So That It Does Not Show Up on Your Record!!
Most people simply plead guilty to the charge of shoplifting at Wal-Mart in St. Louis. They believe that if they are caught with stolen property, then the only thing they can do is get things over with as quickly as possible. But if you plead guilty, you are giving the state the opportunity to put the charge on your permanent record. That will in turn have a detrimental effect on your ability to get an apartment, receive certain government benefits, and will reduce your chances of getting a decent job.Pleading Guilty Is Not Your Best Option!!
In addition, you would also have to face the possibility of a jail sentence and a high fine.
As of January 1, 2017, the following laws regarding stealing / theft / shoplifting went into effect:
- If you are caught with goods valuing less than $150, and you have had no prior stealing-related charges, it is a Class D Misdemeanor
- If you are caught with goods valuing between $150 - $750, it is a Class A Misdemeanor
- If you are caught stealing an animal; or if you have been previously found guilty of three 93) stealing-related cases within ten (10) years of the present case, it is a Class E Felony
- If you are caught with goods valuing between $750 - $25,000, it is a Class D Felony
- If you are caught with goods valuing $25,000 or more, it is a Class C Felony
But our goal is simple. We want to see about getting the charges reduced to something minor (like “littering,” an infraction that will not even show up on your permanent record). Either way, it is far better than dealing with a situation in which your life is turned upside down all because of a matter that you could have handled by using an experienced attorney.We Keep Our Fees Low So That Everyone Can Have Legal Representation
The affordable St. Louis shoplifting attorneys at The Law Office of Jennifer Alter-Rieken, have been helping people with their theft charges for over ten (10) years. Our goal is to make sure that the charges leveled against you do not stay on your permanent record, and do any lasting damage. And we want to do all of this at an affordable price. The fees for a typical shoplifting case start at $450. But the initial consultation to discuss your legal issues is free of charge. So contact us today!!
We have two main locations: in the Central West End of St. Louis, at 1 North Taylor (on the corner of Taylor and Laclede), 63108; and in the Twin Cities of Festus / Crystal City, at 1000 Truman Blvd (Highway 61/67), 63019. The initial consultation is free of charge. So contact us today to learn more!!