Dallas Theft / Shoplifting Attorney

Children and teens often make mistakes as part of the learning process. One common mistake is theft of property. This charge is given to any minor caught taking property that does not rightfully belong to them, including stealing goods out of homes, from individuals, or from stores. Theft of retail products is also known as shoplifting.

Theft and shoplifting charges against minors are common throughout Texas. Many of these crimes are simply a one-time occurrence, just a mistake. The Dallas shoplifting defense lawyer Mark T. Lassiter strongly believes that one mistake is no reason for a minor to face serious legal consequences. Contact the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter today at 214-845-7007 if you or your child has been accused of this crime.

Consequences of Theft or Shoplifting Charges for Minors

In general, consequences for a theft or shoplifting conviction will be based on the amount of goods taken as well as the criminal history of the accused minor. A minor may potentially receive one, or several, of the following punishments for a theft or shoplifting crime:

  • Jail time
  • Fines
  • Time in juvenile detention
  • Community service
  • Probation
  • Mandatory counseling

Charges given to minors may be taken off a criminal record upon turning 18. It is essential to keep these charges off the record and hire an attorney that can make this possible so that minors will not feel the repercussions of their mistakes for the rest of lives.

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If you are a minor or if you are a parent whose child has been accused of a theft crime, hiring experienced defense can be the difference between a life-changing sentence and an overturned charge. Contact the experienced Dallas minor theft defense lawyer Mark T. Lassiter today at 214-845-7007 to learn about your rights and options.

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