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Birmingham Retail Fraud Defense Lawyer

Retail fraud is a serious crime, and although it is commonly charged as a misdemeanor, it could be elevated to a felony offense. The crime of retail fraud is charged when a person knowingly and willingly takes goods from a store or shortchanges the cashier. These cases are similar to shoplifting, and a conviction could result in jail time, fines, restitution, and probation.

If you have been charged with retail fraud, working with our experienced staff at the Law Offices of Ian A. Caldwell, PLLC could benefit you greatly. The crime of retail fraud can be charged in the first, second, or third degree, and each charge carries different penalties. We can provide you with solid legal counsel after you have been arrested.

Penalties for retail fraud in Michigan include:

First-Degree Retail Fraud

  • 93 days of jail
  • Fines up to 3 times the value of the goods stolen
  • Probation

Second-Degree Retail Fraud

  • Imprisonment
  • Minimum of $2,000 in fines
  • Probation

Third Degree Retail Fraud

  • Up to 5 years of imprisonment
  • Minimum of $10,000 in fines
  • Mandatory probation

Work with the Law Offices of Ian A. Caldwell, PLLC!

If you have been charged with retail fraud, you may be feeling overwhelmed about what your future may hold. When you work with our firm, we can thoroughly review your situation and ensure that your rights are actively protected. At our firm, we are not afraid to challenge any evidence that may be brought against you and we can diligently pursue the best possible outcome for your situation.

If you have been arrested, now is the time to act - consult our team as soon as possible. Numerous defenses may be available to you. To learn more about your rights after an arrest, schedule a free consultation with our team. Contact the Law Offices of Ian A. Caldwell, PLLC today to get started!