According to the National Association for Shoplifting prevention, there are approximately 27 million shoplifters (or 1 in 11 people) in our nation today. More than 10 million of those people have been caught shoplifting in the last five years.
The Association goes on to say that there is no profile of a “typical” shoplifter. Men and women shoplift about equally. Approximately 25 percent of shoplifters are kids, 75 percent are adults. Fifty five percent of adult shoplifters say they started shoplifting in their teens.
If you, or your child, has been caught shoplifting, consult an Arizona Shoplifting Attorney as soon as possible there are a number of benefits to having an Arizona shoplifting attorney on your side as you face shoplifting charges.
Think the rich and famous don’t shoplift? Think again. I found some dirt on a few popular celebrities who have been caught shoplifting pretty common goods. I listed a couple of these that I remember personally…
In 2001, Winona shocked us when she was caught trying to steal $5,000 worth of merchandise from Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills. She was convicted of grand theft felony and given three years probation (and assigned over 450 hours of community service).
Lindsay claimed to have taken a necklace, worth $2500, out on loan, but the store says they had no record of her using their loan policy. Lindsay was ordered to take shoplifting classes and participate in over 350 hours of community service.
This lucky one was caught stealing merchandise from Tawny K clothing store, but owner – Tawny Kitaen of Whitesnake video fame – did not press charges against the young star, leaving her with no criminal record.
Arizona Shoplifting Attorney Kyle T. Green
Because of the nature of shoplifting charges and the broad definition of shoplifting under Arizona law, consulting with an aggressive Arizona Shoplifting Attorney is going to be the best thing you can do to help minimize consequences and reduce charges.
During your free consultation, we will review the charges and the evidence against you, exploring your defense and legal options. Above all, I work to protect your interests in your Arizona shoplifting case, working tirelessly to reach your desired outcomes and keeping you informed through each stage of the process.
Please call me today, at 480-331-7568.Back to Blogs