Retail Fraud Definition
The crime of retail fraud or shoplifting involves an allegation of attempted theft or theft from a store open to the public for business at the time of the offense. Retail Fraud can be either a felony or a misdemeanor, depending on the item’s value and the accused’s prior criminal history. A first offense carries a maximum sentence of 93 days. A felony conviction is punishable by up to five (5) years in prison. Hiring a retail fraud attorney in Michigan can help navigate the legal process and be of great assistance.
Call us today at (248) 263-6800 for a free consultation or complete a Request for Assistance Form. We will contact you promptly and find a way to help you.