Orlando Department Store Shoplifting Lawyer

Have you been arrested or charged with theft or stealing from Macy's department store?

You wandered around Macy's and saw many things you liked. You had money to pay for the items but for some reason you got excited about the prospect of taking clothes, lingerie, jewelry, or sunglasses from Macy's without paying for the items. Perhaps it was the impulse of wanting something right away for free. Maybe you were on some medication for anxiety or depression, or you were just plain bored. You conceal the items and walked out of Macy's without paying. Unfortunately loss prevention caught you and took you to the security office were you were ultimately charged and possibly arrested for petit or grand theft from Macy's.

Arrested for shoplifting at MacysMacy's Shoplifting Policy

Macy's his a full time staff of trained and licensed loss prevention security guards. Once you have been suspected of shoplifting, a security guard will approach you and must identify themselves as an employee of the store. At this time the security guard must willingly provide his or her name if asked by the customer. The use of excessive force or threatening language in the course of detaining a suspected shoplifter is not permitted.

At this point if you are still suspected of shoplifting the security guard can legally detain you in a reasonable manner for a reasonable amount of time for questioning. Recently stores like Macy's have come under public scrutiny for racial profiling and have a strict policy against. If you feel you have been have been profiled based on your race click here to submit a an instance report.

Shoplifting at Macy's Legal Consequences

What do you do now? Theft charges from Macy's are serious offenses that can lead to driver license suspension, probation, community service hours, and in some cases jail time. If you have been caught stealing over $300 dollars worth of merchandise in clothing, jewelry, or any items from Macy's you can be facing serious criminal charges.

If it is your first offense, you may be able to get your charges dropped or gained access into a first time offenders program called diversion or intervention. If you had prior theft offenses then you may face more serious penalties.

Call as at 407-228-3838 today or contact on of our experienced Orlando, FL shoplifting defense lawyers to schedule a free case review. We are available anytime, day or night.

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