Monthly Archives: November 2013


Shoplifting and loss prevention officers – possible defense to shoplifting cases

Can the conduct of the loss prevention personnel from the store be a defense in your case? In any theft case, you absolutely must have an attorney representing you.  Although initial punishment may not be severe for a first time offense, the long-term consequences can be quite harsh.  Avoiding a conviction if at all possible […]

Caught shoplifting, but police were not called. Do I have to pay a fine?

I have been asked many times about this exact scenario.  You were caught or detained for shoplifting, but they did not call the police.  They said you’d get a letter in the mail with a fine that you had to pay.  What is that? Do you have to pay them?  Can they still call the […]