AlabamaCriminal Defense Lawyer

(866) 584-1023

Local (205) 488-2797

Shoplifting - Alabama Attorney John Michael Barclay Makes Things Right

Don't underestimate the seriousness of your charge. Contact Barclay Law, LLC today

Shoplifting charges in Alabama might seem minor - until you're convicted. Depending on the value of the products you're accused of stealing, you could be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony and face several months or years in jail. There's a big difference between misdemeanor and felony charges in Alabama. Criminal defense attorney John Michael Barclay knows these laws inside and out. And he has the track record to prove it. Case results matter here.

Shoplifting is the most common type of property crime, but that doesn't mean you should take an arrest lightly.  A shoplifting conviction can change your life. You might lose your job or have trouble getting a job in the future due to your theft of property conviction. That's why it's critical you contact us as soon as possible. Attorney Barclay and his staff at Barclay Law, LLC will work with you and investigate your case. We can review your arrest report and search for evidence to strengthen your defense. Armed with this information, we work toward the same, straightforward goal: to win your case.

"Should I hire a lawyer if I'm charged with a shoplifting in Alabama?"

Yes, if you are considering hiring a shoplifting defense lawyer in Alabama, call 866-584-1023 immediately.   Attorney John Michael Barclay will vigorously fight for your rights, whether you live here or you are just passing through Alabama.

Alabama's shoplifting laws include three main categories based on the value of the products a person has been accused of stealing. These include:

  • Third degree theft in Alabama - Class A Misdemeanor. Involves theft of property under $500. If convicted, sentenced to no more than 1 year in jail and fined up to $6,000.
  • Second degree theft in Alabama - Class C Felony. Involves theft of property between $500 and $2,500. If convicted, sentenced to 1 to 10 years in jail and fined up to $15,000.
  • First degree theft in Alabama - Class B Felony. Involves theft of property greater than $2,500. If convicted, sentenced to 2 to 20 years in jail and fined up to $30,000.

In addition, adult shoplifters and the parents of children under 18 years old convicted of shoplifting in Alabama can be held civilly liable for such crimes. As a result, store owners can sue those convicted of shoplifting for the value of the merchandise plus attorney fees and court costs.

Take your shoplifting charge in Alabama seriously - Talk to Barclay Law, LLC

Don't try to handle your shoplifting case on your own. We realize many people want to tackle such charges without legal counsel, and we respect your desire to solve your problem by yourself. We share your values. We believe in hard work, a commitment to excellence and getting the job done right. That's why we will be proud to work with you and help you resolve your legal matter on your terms.

Put your trust in a law firm that puts your interests first. Contact Barclay Law, LLC. Call 866-584-1023 or fill out our online inquiry form and schedule a free consultation.  Trying to figure out Alabama's shoplifting laws on your own is overwhelming. Get the professional legal help you need now. Contact Barclay Law, LLC today.

Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers Rising Stars
LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated