Shoplifting Defense in Ohio
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Shoplifting in Ohio is considered a serious theft crime, associated with harsh penalties such as jail time and fines. Furthermore, shoplifters can be sued by merchants in civil court to recover damages as well. If you were arrested and charged with shoplifting, it is imperative to obtain experienced and skilled legal representation from a qualified criminal defense lawyer.
At L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC, we are committed to protecting your rights, reputation, and freedom. With over 50 years of combined experience, our Dayton theft crime attorney possesses the extensive knowledge of Ohio law to help you navigate through the complexities of the legal system.
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Ohio Shoplifting Laws & Penalties
In Ohio, shoplifting is punished as theft according to Ohio Code 2913.02. Theft occurs when an individual obtains control over property without consent from the owner, and with the purpose of depriving the owner of the property. The severity of the penalty depends on the value of the property stolen.
The following are the penalties for shoplifting in Ohio:
Items valued under $1,000 – First degree misdemeanor
- Maximum jail sentence of 180 days
- Fines of up to $1,000
Items valued over $1,000 and less than $7,500 – Fifth degree felony
- Maximum prison sentence of 12 months
- Fines of up to $2,500
Items valued over $7,500 and less than $150,000 (grand theft) – Fourth
- Maximum prison sentence of 18 months
- Fines of up to $5,000f
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Our Dayton theft crime lawyers at L. Patrick Mulligan & Associated, LLC can investigate your arrest and collect crucial evidence necessary to develop an effective and personalized defense strategy. We will do whatever it takes to get your charges reduced, or your case dismissed entirely. Do not hesitate to get the legal help necessary to get your life back on track.
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