Shoplifting and Theft Crimes Archives

Should you get a lawyer to defend against shoplifting charges?

Georgia shoppers are busy stocking up on back-to-school supplies and making sure their wardrobes are ready for fall. Consumers shopping for clothing might see those little security tags affixed to certain items of clothing. Meant to be removed at the time of purchase by a cashier, these tags will sound an alarm if a shopper attempts to leave with a tag still on an item, an effort to prevent shoplifting

Shoplifting: Serious consequences for a petty crime

These days, stories about police officers shooting suspects are a hot topic. Many Georgia residents might have already learned that police officers have been involved in almost 50 shootings so far this year. While in most cases the officers maintain that they are just doing their job and trying to stop dangerous individuals from harming the public or committing further crimes, there may be occasions where an overzealous response leaves an individual's life in limbo without a solid reason. A recent case involving shoplifting may be an example of such behavior. 

Smile, you're on camera, but were you shoplifting?

Georgia shoppers would be hard-pressed to find a modern retail establishment that does not use some sort of security system, such as cameras or special tags on goods. Retailers use measures like these to reduce the risk of theft and shoplifting. What happens when someone reviews footage from the cameras and sees a person suspected of committing one of these crimes?

Shoplifting can steal your future

Georgia residents may consider shoplifting to be a petty crime, often associated with a child sneaking a candy item in the checkout line or other scenario in which a simple lesson can be learned. Sadly, many adults make the decision to take things without paying for them, and in many cases, being caught shoplifting can turn into a serious situation for the person accused. Recently, a group of adults was accused of just this thing, and now each individual involved must face the music. 

Shoplifting accusations against teens

In Georgia and elsewhere, the older a child gets, the more a decision-making process shifts from the parent to the offspring. When a child reaches the age of 18, he or she is considered an adult in the eyes of the law. Though certainly, a person at this age can do his or her best to make good choices, it is not uncommon for some teens and young adults to find trouble in the form of petty crimes, such as shoplifting.

Reports of shoplifting may not tell the whole story

Georgia residents may be among the millions of Americans who enjoy reading the daily news. Whether it's a newspaper or online, reading the local news can be a good way to keep up with what's going on in the community. Many local news sources include a police log, which usually gives a brief description of crimes that have allegedly occurred in the area. Unfortunately, these snippets do not give the full story, and many times, people who are not actually guilty of a crime must suffer the embarrassment of being accused in a police log, which can remain online or in print for many years, with no follow-up to attest to his or her innocence. A recent police log gives a bare bones description of a supposed shoplifting crime, but the accusation may very well be a misunderstanding. 

You don't have to leave the store to be accused of shoplifting

Georgia shoppers may be among the millions of Americans who regularly visit a local mall. A day at a shopping mall can be a nice way to spend an afternoon, and people enjoy hunting a bargain, seeing the latest trends, and maybe grabbing lunch at the food court. For shoppers who make purchases at multiple stores, keeping all the bags organized can be tricky, but shoppers beware, a slip-up can lead to accusations of shoplifting

Shoplifting case remains shrouded in uncertainty

Georgia residents are taught from a young age that removing merchandise from a store without paying for it is against the law and can lead to serious legal trouble. Shoplifting is one of the most common crimes in the United States. Unfortunately, sometimes, police make accusations before enough evidence has been gathered to prove a crime has occurred, and innocent people can wind up facing serious allegations. 

Shoplifting accusations increase during holidays

Georgia shoppers may have visited a local store in recent weeks, likely noticing how crowded many retail establishments are this time of year. Some stores even report that the place was so busy, no carts were available for customers. During hours when stores are busy, it is not unusual for retail establishments to ramp up security measures to prevent theft. Unfortunately, for some shoppers, the hectic environment can lead to accusations of shoplifting

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