I am experienced in working with women and men to defend them against an accusation of shoplifting or petit theft in Flagler county and Putnam county. Including: Hollister, Interlachen, Lake Comoo, Palatka, Pomona Park, San Mateo, Satsuma, Welaka, Melrose, Bunnell, Palm Coast, Flagler Beach, Crescent City, East Palatka, Georgetown and Florahme.
Each county has different diversion programs that may be available for certain first offender theft charges. For certain programs, you may be required to admit wrongdoing or give up your right to expunge your criminal record.
The retail store may also threaten to sue you for civil damages ("treble damages") related to the accusation of theft. They may seek what are called treble damages. Having an experienced attorney to guide you through the process is important in any shoplifting or petit theft case in Florida. Contact me today and so we can discuss the details of your case.