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    What To Do If You Were Wrongly Accused of Shoplifting

    Posted on: April 16th, 2024 by Dod Law

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    Wrongly Accused of Shoplifting

    Being accused of shoplifting is more than simply overwhelming – it’s a crime. However, being falsely accused of anything, let alone shoplifting, can still have a significant impact on your life. From creating problems at work to having to take legal action, you can easily find yourself in a spiral of bad things happening that interfere with your life.   Learn more about what to do if you were wrongly accused of shoplifting.

    Fortunately, you can take legal action to clear your name and fight the charges. To do this, you need the help of a criminal defense attorney. The team at Dod Law takes cases like yours every day, and we are ready to help you fight the charges. 

    What Is Shoplifting?

    Shoplifting is seeing a decrease according to articles from The New York Times, but the number of incidents is still high. Several factors, including a difficult economy and rising product prices, are pushing companies to increase their loss prevention efforts. That may be why loss prevention officers were overeager when they accused you of shoplifting. However, this is still a problem on their part. 

    Accusing anyone of a crime is a serious situation, especially when law enforcement is directly involved. People have an obligation to avoid making false accusations, and making those accusations can be a crime in and of itself. Unfortunately, there are times when the government follows through on those charges and you have to take legal action to effectively defend yourself. It can be a big interruption to your life, but just because you are charged with a crime does not mean that you will be convicted. With the right help, you can overcome these charges. 

    Potential Defense Options Against False Accusations

    Building a credible defense against false accusations largely rests on attaching the evidence that the other party presents. For a store to have you charged with a crime, they must have definitive evidence of that crime. If your attorney can prove that their evidence is not credible, then their case falls apart. Alternatively, your lawyer may even be able to show that the store couldn’t provide evidence and did not have a credible reason to accuse you in the first place. 

    To do this, your attorney will attack the evidence piece by piece to discredit it. Evidence like video surveillance can be discredited by showing that it doesn’t provide any value in clearing up the situation, for example. It all depends on what is presented and how your attorney decides to handle the situation. 

    If you are falsely accused of a crime and criminal charges are filed, you need a criminal defense attorney to represent you. Criminal defense attorneys are licensed to handle criminal defense cases, which means they are your best chance to build a strong defense for your court case. 

    Why You Need a Criminal Defense Attorney From Dod Law – Wrongly Accused of Shoplifting 

    The attorney that you choose can make a big difference in the outcome of your case. A team with experience and the right resources can help you get the charges dismissed by building a strong case. At Dod Law, we work with clients on criminal defense cases, including false accusation cases. We know how to build cases that get positive results. 

    Contact us at our San Diego office (619) 814-5110 | Orange County office 949-681-7020  | Vista office 760-814-6025 | or schedule an appointment by filling out our online contact form. You don’t want to go in front of a jury with a case that is built at the last minute. Let us help you overcome this difficult part of your life so you can get back on track. Contact us now to schedule a free consultation about your case.

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