An Arrest for Shoplifting may be More Serious Than You Think

Surveillance cameras have changed how we live our lives. You may feel you have lost all sense of privacy on public streets, in elevators and hallways of hotels. Gone are the days when a child slips a candy bar into his or her pocket on a dare. Now, those same kids are subject to arrest, and can be taken to the local police station for booking.

When the police become involved in a shoplifting charge, it is important to have a lawyer on your side. Lowell shoplifting defense attorney Ryan P. Sullivan provides aggressive legal representation to people throughout Massachusetts who are faced with stealing, robbery or theft charges, no matter how serious the crime.

Many charges for shoplifting are the result of overzealous prosecution. A number of retail stores have loss prevention officers who aggressively pursue criminal charges even when the incident was not serious. If a prosecutor proves you or your child intentionally hid an object with the intention of stealing it, that can be enough for a conviction in Massachusetts. It’s important to have a qualified attorney working on your behalf.

A criminal conviction can carry lifelong consequences including:

  • A permanent criminal record
  • An inability to obtain or keep a job
  • Disqualification for obtaining a student loan for college

Understanding Representation. Free Consultations

Experienced Lowell shoplifting defense attorney Ryan P. Sullivan is dedicated to defending you and your family from any criminal charges you face. With a thorough understanding of the criminal justice system in the state, he understands how difficult this ordeal can be for you.

At the first sign of legal trouble, call (617) 997-7597 or contact us online today to schedule your free consultation.

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