Take Every Precautionary Step to Help Protect Your Future
Shoplifting is referred to as "retail theft" in the Revised Code of Washington (RCW). This offense is committed when a person steals property from a mercantile establishment.
Whatever type of petty theft or shoplifting charge you face, the criminal defense lawyers at Ramirez & Cooper, Inc. have 30+ years of combined experience with which to fight for your rights. In that time, we have handled thousands of criminal cases, building a reputation for aggressive and dedicated counsel.
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Arrested for Shoplifting in Northern Washington?
You could be looking at aggravated shoplifting charges if a prosecutor can prove:
- That the theft was planned ahead of time,
- Was carried out with the help of an accomplice,
- Involved a device to beat a security system (e.g. lined bags or tag removers),
- Involved stealing property worth $750 or more, or
- Was attempted by exiting through a designated emergency exit
Shoplifting property worth less than $750 is a misdemeanor and can incur a fine, imprisonment in the county jail, or both. "Retail theft with extenuating circumstances" such as those mentioned above is a felony and can result in a prison sentence, high fines, or both.
Hire a Seasoned Shoplifting Defense Attorney
We realize that even an unproven shoplifting charge can cause problems at work and home, threatening the loss of your credibility. A conviction would permanently threaten your reputation. Our team of legal advocates is ready to start crafting your defense immediately, and we have the proven ability to clear your name and protect your future.
At Ramirez & Cooper, Inc., we have more than three decades of legal experience with which to back you, and we are ready to start crafting your defense immediately. If you are facing serious criminal penalties in Kitsap County, Clallam County, Jefferson County, or anywhere else in Northern Washington, you can depend on our theft crime lawyers.
The attorneys at Ramirez & Cooper, Inc. have a thorough understanding of the legal proceedings and criminal statutes. We are able to give our clients the resources, advocacy and legal advice they need to be successful inside and outside the courtroom. Our legal team will stand by your side every step of the way and always keep you updated on the status of your case. We handle criminal cases throughout Washington state. Let us build a case strategy for you or your loved one, we may be able to take action before charges are even filed.
Over 30 Years’ of Combined Legal Experience
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Thousands of Criminal Cases Handled
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Hundreds of Cases Tried to Verdict or Judgment
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