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    Month: May 2018

    Shoplifting Is Big Business

    The National Association for Shoplifting Prevention (NASP) reports some staggering statistics. There are 27 million shoplifters in the United States today. This averages to about one out of every 11 persons. You might think shoplifting is a crime associated with teenagers, but out of this group, 75 percent are adults, and only 25 percent are minors [...]

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    What to Do if You’re Accuse...

    During the busy holiday season, store owners will look out for shoplifting. It’s not beyond possibility that a merchant might confront you, either in the store or in the parking lot, and accuse you of stealing. Here’s how to protect yourself: Don’t Fight Even if the store has the wrong person, you’ll only make things worse for yourself if [...]

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    Criminal Defense Attorney St. Petersburg Florida

    Penalties for Shoplifting

    Florida shoplifting and theft charges can result in serious criminal penalties, including lengthy jail times and hefty fines. In addition to criminal penalties, offenders may also be subject to civil penalties, such as restitution for stolen property and monetary damages. If you have been charged with shoplifting, known in Florida as “retail the [...]

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