Theft and Shoplifting
Theft and Shoplifting Defense Attorney in the State of Delaware
Theft and shoplifting in Delaware are serious crimes that can be committed by anyone. It is commonly a crime committed by juveniles and students but adults can shoplift, or steal, as well. If convicted, the charge can follow you around for many years and affect your ability to gain employment and your academic status among other things. Your employ-ability can be impacted due to the fact that potential employers may view shoplifting as an act of dishonesty despite it typically being a misdemeanor offense. If you, or your child, has been accused of shoplifting in the state of Delaware you should speak with a Delaware Criminal Lawyer at once.
At the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay in Georgetown Dover and Wilmington, Delaware, we provide free initial consultations to discuss representation for shoplifting and theft crimes. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Keeping Your Child Out of the Criminal Justice System
The problem with the criminal justice system is that it tends to treat all children alike. It can also punish mistakes severely. For example, if your child commits a technical violation of probation while going through a state counseling program, he or she can end up back before a judge and face harsh consequences.
As your child’s lawyers, we can help you seek a private counseling program so we can ensure that the focus remains on rehabilitation — not punishment. We can also seek to have your child’s arrest records expunged so his or her future is not damaged by past mistakes.
We have experience defending juveniles charged with all types of crimes, including:
- Underage drinking
- DUI/Drunk driving
- Drug charges such as possession of marijuana or cocaine
- Vandalism and criminal mischief
- Shoplifting and theft.
If your child faces juvenile charges, The attorneys at the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay would like to meet with both you and your child in person to discuss your case. To schedule a free initial consultation at our Georgetown office, please call 302-855-9300, for our Dover or Wilmington office, please call 302-697-2499 or contact us through email.