Retail Fraud Lawyer
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Have you been accused of retail fraud or larceny in Oakland, Wayne or Macomb Counties? Do you believe that a misunderstanding could be behind the charges? Or perhaps an exaggerated tale or simply falsified claims led to your arrest? It is time to back up your side of the story with serious legal counsel. Contact a theft lawyer today and see why our Royal Oak criminal defense attorneys have become the premier choice for so many clients.
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Retail Fraud And Felony Theft
Stealing anything of any value in Michigan is at least a misdemeanor charge and could be a felony. Even a $1 candy bar stuffed into a pocket on the way out of a convenience store is enough to be considered a crime, not an infraction as other states may choose to label it.
Penalties for Third-Degree Michigan Retail Fraud or Second-Degree Michigan Retail Fraud, may include:
Up To 93 Days In Jail (~3 Months)
Fine Equal To 3X Property Value, If Over $500
As the law defines Third Degree Retail Fraud, anything valued under $200 constitutes this crime. Something stolen between $200 and $1,000 is Second-Degree Retail Fraud. The punishment is roughly four-times worse than Third Degree, hitting a jail time maximum of one year. Once the value of the stolen property exceeds $1,000 but does not exceed $20,000, felony theft has been committed. First Degree Retail Fraund also applies to most stolen automobile or machinery parts, regardless of value.
Criminal punishment for First-Degree Michigan Retail Fraud can include: