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Massachusetts Shoplifting Defense Lawyer

Massachusetts Shoplifting Penalties

Shoplifting in Massachusetts carries the following potential penalties:

Shoplifting of property valued at under $100:

  • Up to $250 fine (1st offense)
  • Up to $500 fine (2nd offense)
  • Up to 2 years in jail (3rd offense)
Shoplifting of Property valued at $100 of more:
  • Up to $1,000 fine and 2 1/2 years in jail

The collateral consequences of a criminal conviction, even for shoplifting, can change your life.  If you are not a citizen of the United States, a conviction, even for a misdemeanor such as shoplifting, can have immigration status consequences including deportation, exclusion from admission to the United States, and/or denial of naturalization.  It can affect your future employment and educational opportunities.  A criminal record can affect your ability to travel, or to obtain certain business licenses and permits.  It is important to know that you have an experienced defense attorney helping to preserve your record, and your future.

A shoplifting charge is usually relatively simple, and can be resolved favorably, short of trial. Your case may have a very strong legal defense that only a skilled criminal attorney could recognize. Pre-trial probation is often a very favorable alternative sentencing option for this offense. In some cases, I can have your case remanded to a clerk’s hearing, and voided entirely. By calling me for a free legal consultation, I can help you determine how to best approach your case.

If you have been charged with shoplifting or any other criminal offense in Massachusetts, contact my office 24/7 for your free initial phone consultation:

Urbelis Law, LLC

50 Milk St 16th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
Phone: (617) 830-2188

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"Ben Urbelis recently represented me in an OUI case in which I had crashed my car. I honestly did not believe I had any chance of beating it, but fortunately for me Ben was outstanding and all charges were dropped. In my first hearing he was calm, assertive and straight to the point. I was extremely impressed and satisfied. I left my hearing feeling confident that I had made the right choice of hiring him. I am positive I would have lost this case and walked away with an OUI if I hadn't. I am very happy with how he handled my case and how reassured I felt having him as my lawyer." MC
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