As your shoplifting attorney, we will work hard to help you beat the charges against you
While the crime of shoplifting does exist in the California Penal Code, most instances of shoplifting are actually charged as petty theft. Why? Because the crime of shoplifting requires entering a store with the intent to steal. Petty theft, on the other hand, does not require the prosecution to prove intent.
Regardless of what specific statute you are charged under, you should take the matter seriously. After all, any kind of theft conviction on your record can be very damaging to your future. At Perlmutter & Pourshalimi, we sincerely care about your future, and we will do everything in our power to prevent a conviction.
Possible Defenses for Shoplifting
False allegations of shoplifting do happen. Sometimes loss prevention personnel in stores are overzealous and end up having people arrested over a simple mistake like forgetting they put an item in their pocket. Other false allegations come from vindictive store owners or employees who want to get the accused in trouble.
In such a situation, you don’t want to rely on your innocence to protect you. You need an aggressive shoplifting defense attorney to protect you. As your shoplifting attorney, we will help uncover evidence that can reveal the truth of the matter and prove your innocence. We will also examine the prosecution’s evidence, looking for flaws that we can exploit to prevent a conviction.
Why Choose Perlmutter & Pourshalimi as Your Shoplifting Defense Attorney
Since shoplifting is regarded as a minor offense, most criminal defense attorneys would probably not be willing to go to trial over it. But at Perlmutter & Pourshalimi, we recognize that being prepared to go to trial is the best way to put pressure on the prosecution. If their case is weak, they will probably just drop the charges entirely rather than go to trial. Even if their case is strong, they will not want to dedicate time and resources to a trial, so they will continue offering better and better plea deals until we accept the best one.
In short, when you choose Perlmutter & Pourshalimi as your shoplifting defense attorney, you are getting aggressive representation from former prosecutors who know the system inside out and know how to beat that system. And we do it all for a very reasonable fee.
Call Now to Start Building Your Defense
If you have been accuse of shoplifting, do not hesitate to contact Perlmutter & Pourshalimi at 310-295-2236 for a free consultation and immediate assistance.