If you are caught Shoplifting, even something as small as a pack of gun, in the Twin Cities, you could end up in jail. Therefore, you should strongly consider getting help from an experienced Minnesota Shoplifting Attorney.
How to Address a Theft Charge
Everybody knows about shoplifting. It’s when someone takes something from a store without paying for it. While this is something people often associate with teenagers --- this offense knows no common offender.
There are a number of defense strategies that can be used to keep a conviction from going on your record.
No Intent: In the State of Minnesota - the government is required to prove an intent to permanently deprive property from its rightful owner. If the prosecution cannot prove that the accused intended to walk out of the store without paying for the items, they cannot convict you of Theft.
Not Enough Proof: The accused is innocent until proven guilty. Even if you someone one testifies against you --- you may not be convicted. This strategy often requires a consultation with a lawyer about how to challenge the eyewitness' accounts --- finding inconsistencies that would show that they are wrong.
Other: a good Criminal Defense Attorney can help you avoid jail and/or a fine --- even if you are dead-to-rights guilty/without a defense.
Contact the Rolloff Law Office - today - an get the answers you need to keep a conviction from going on your criminal record. FREE: (612) 234-1165