Retail Fraud Charges In Michigan

Criminal Defense Representation from a Former District Attorney

From stealing a tube of lipstick from a department store, to taking CDs from an electronics store, to snatching a few cans of food from a grocery store, retail fraud in Michigan is a popular crime. If you have been accused of retail fraud in Michigan, it is important to work with a shoplifting lawyer you can trust to handle all aspects of your case and get you the best results possible.

I am criminal defense attorney David G. Moore, and my southwest Michigan law firm is dedicated to defending the rights of those accused of all types of criminal offenses, including shoplifting and other theft crime charges. I take a thorough approach to defending clients against these charges, looking into every possible option to get my clients the results they need.

In your case, I will help you by exploring every option, including:

  • Working with the retailer: In some cases, I have been able to work out an arrangement with the retailer. When retailer store owners or managers who have been robbed receive restitution and perhaps an apology, they are often more willing to avoid pressing criminal charges.
  • Working with the prosecutor: Depending on the circumstances, I might be able to convince the prosecuting attorney to reduce or drop the charges against you.
  • Fighting in the court: I am a dedicated, experienced courtroom attorney who will fight to win your case.

While a potential employer may overlook a criminal conviction for OWI or drug possession, it's highly unlikely that he or she will hire someone with a retail theft conviction. Don't jeopardize your job opportunities and future — contact me today so I can fight for your future.

Working To Keep The Retail Theft Charge Off Your Record

There are provisions under Michigan law to prevent shoplifting and other theft charges from staining a person's record. I will make every effort to help you avoid a conviction and jail, or to work out a plea to lesser charges, such as downgrading felony retail theft to a misdemeanor.

As a former assistant district attorney, I will use my insider's perspective of the prosecutor's office to find and exploit any weaknesses in the case against you. I will listen carefully as you share your story of what happened, and I will fully investigate all facts leading up to your arrest.

If your rights were violated, I will press for a case dismissal or a reduction in the level of the charges. At all stages, I will use my legal knowledge and resources to help resolve your case as quickly and fairly as possible while minimizing the damage to your future.

Contact an Experienced Attorney in Kalamazoo for a Free Consultation

If you have been caught shoplifting, seek legal help immediately. To arrange a free, completely confidential consultation about the retail fraud charges against you, call my Portage office at 269-216-4573. You can also contact me online and I will respond promptly.