Shoplifting, Theft & Fraud

Shoplifting, Theft & Fraud crimes covers a wide spectrum of crime from Shoplifting to Grand theft auto, Carjacking, Bank fraud, Bribery, Counterfeiting, Robbery, Fraud, Identity theft, Bank robbery, Armed robbery, Burglary, Credit card theft, Embezzlement. While we handle all types of theft crimes, the most prevalent by far is shoplifting.

Alabama Shoplifting Laws
Shoplifting is punished as theft in Alabama. A person commits theft by obtaining or exerting unauthorized control over another person’s property with the intent to deprive the owner of the property. Criminal penalties for theft become progressively more stringent as the value of the stolen goods increases.

Merchants and police officers can detain individuals they have a reasonable suspicion to suspect are theft. They can detain the suspects in a reasonable manner, for a reasonable period of time, in order to recover any stolen goods. Criminal and civil penalties for shoplifting are described below.

Alabama Shoplifting Penalties

Third Degree Theft: Theft of property valued at up to $500 is a Class A misdemeanor under 13A-8-5 subject to up to one year of jail time and/or a fine up to $6,000

Second Degree Theft: Theft of goods valued between $500 and $2,500; the theft of a firearm or certain other types of item, or theft of property valued from $250 to $2,500 with prior convictions is a Class C felony under 13A-8-4 and punishable from one year and one day of jail time up to 10 years of jail time and/or a fine up to $15,000 or double the gain to the defendant or loss to the victim as a result of the theft.

First Degree Theft: Theft of goods exceeding $2,500 in value is a Class B felony under 13A-8-3 punishable between two and 20 years of jail time and/or a fine up to $30,000.

Getting Legal Help

Theft is a serious crime with serious consequences in Alabama. If you have been accused of shoplifting, it is in your best interests to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney. We can help you explore all of your options, such as pursuing diversion programs, raising defenses, and negotiating plea bargains, in order to minimize the consequences of a shoplifting charge. If you have been arrested for shoplifting, please call The Nelson Law Firm at 205-994-3183 for a free initial consultation and case evaluation.

Theft crimes covers a wide spectrum of crime from Shoplifting to Grand theft auto, Carjacking, Bank fraud, Bribery, Counterfeiting, Robbery, Fraud, Identity theft, Bank robbery, Armed robbery, Burglary, Credit card theft, Embezzlement. While we handle all types of theft crimes, the most prevalent by far is shoplifting.

Alabama Shoplifting Laws
Shoplifting is punished as theft in Alabama. A person commits theft by obtaining or exerting unauthorized control over another person’s property with the intent to deprive the owner of the property. Criminal penalties for theft become progressively more stringent as the value of the stolen goods increases.

Merchants and police officers can detain individuals they have a reasonable suspicion to suspect for theft. They can detain the suspects in a reasonable manner, for a reasonable period of time, in order to recover any stolen goods. Criminal and civil penalties for theft are described below.

Alabama Shoplifting Penalties

Third Degree Theft: Theft of property valued at up to $500 is a Class A misdemeanor under 13A-8-5 subject to up to one year of jail time and/or a fine up to $6,000

Second Degree Theft: Theft of goods valued between $500 and $2,500; the theft of a firearm or certain other types of item, or theft of property valued from $250 to $2,500 with prior convictions is a Class C felony under 13A-8-4 and punishable from one year and one day of jail time up to 10 years of jail time and/or a fine up to $15,000 or double the gain to the defendant or loss to the victim as a result of the theft.

First Degree Theft: Theft of goods exceeding $2,500 in value is a Class B felony under 13A-8-3 punishable between two and 20 years of jail time and/or a fine up to $30,000.

Getting Legal Help

Theft is a serious crime with serious consequences in Alabama. If you have been accused of shoplifting, it is in your best interests to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney. We can help you explore all of your options, such as pursuing diversion programs, raising defenses, and negotiating plea bargains, in order to minimize the consequences of a shoplifting charge. If you have been arrested for shoplifting, please call The Nelson Law Firm at 205-994-3183 for a free initial consultation and case evaluation.