Theft & Shoplifting Defense
A theft or shoplifting charge can be disruptive to your life — Evergreen Criminal Defense will work hard to protect your future.
Many people view theft as a minor crime. However, there are many factors that determine how it is charged and what the penalties are. Attorney Phil Weinberg of Evergreen Criminal Defense has been effectively defending those facing charges for theft and shoplifting in Washington for over 30 years.
If you’ve been charged – or think you might be charged with theft or shoplifting – it is beneficial to speak with an experienced defense lawyer about your legal options. Call Evergreen Criminal Defense at (425) 355-5300 for a free consultation and case evaluation. Attorney Phil Weinberg will meet with you to learn the facts of your case and discuss potential defense strategies.
About Theft & Shoplifting in Washington
The basic definition of the term “theft” is the act of stealing or wrongful taking of the property of another. “Larceny” is another word that is often used to describe this situation.
There are three degrees of theft. Theft in the third degree is a gross misdemeanor. Theft in either the second or first degree is a considered a felony. The value of what was stolen, force used to steal it and type of person it was stolen from will define what charge is filed (first-, second- or third-degree) and what the potential consequences are. As a general rule, as the value of the stolen goods increase, so do the penalties associated with conviction.
Fines and jail time are the most common consequences of a theft or shoplifting conviction. Having this mark on your record is permanent and can have a negative effect on your search for a job or eligibility to lease a place to live.
Attorney Phil Weinberg of Evergreen Criminal Defense has over 30 years of experience defending those accused of theft and shoplifting. For a free, personalized consultation call (425) 355-5300 today.
Pursuing the Best Possible Result for Your Case
Don’t let a theft or shoplifting charge negatively impact your future. I have defended against theft and shoplifting charges in Washington for over 30 years; giving me intimate knowledge of how these crimes are prosecuted in our local courts.
Keeping a theft or shoplifting conviction off your record is my primary goal. First and foremost, I will aggressively seek dismissal of your charges. Other defense options I will explore for your case include a deferred sentence, amendment to a lesser charge and Stipulated Order of Continuance (SOC). There is also the possibility you are eligible for a diversion program focusing on rehabilitation and education instead of punishment.
Call Evergreen Criminal Defense for help with your theft or shoplifting charge.
As the owner and attorney of Evergreen Criminal Defense, I will work closely with you as I pursue the best possible outcome for your theft or shoplifting case in King and Snohomish counties. If you’re facing charges for theft, shoplifting or a similar crime in Bellevue, Everett, Lynnwood, Kirkland, Issaquah, Mercer Island, Seattle, Redmond, Kent, Federal Way, Woodinville, Monroe, Bothell, Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace, Shoreline, Marysville or Arlington; call me, Attorney Phil Weinberg, at (425) 355-5300 for a thorough initial consultation and case evaluation at no cost.