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Shoplifting in New York

Call our Buffalo Shoplifting Lawyer for Defense

Shoplifting in New York involves taking something from a retail establishment without paying the correct price for it. This relatively common theft crime costs store owners and operators a considerable amount every year. As a result, penalties on those who are convicted of this seemingly small crime can be large.

When you are facing shoplifting charges, do not hesitate to turn to an experienced Buffalocriminal defense attorney for assistance. The award-winning advocate at The Rossi Law Firm have assisted residents for more than 35 years. We have a substantial record of successful cases and have earned numerous accolades for our acumen, including an AV® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell® and recognition from Super Lawyers. We also proudly carry a perfect 10.0 Superb rating from Avvo, testifying to our excellence in both client service and legal ability.


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Legal Penalties of Shoplifting in New York

As with any other theft crime in New York, the charges you will face for shoplifting are determined by the value of the items stolen. The vast majority of shoplifting cases are misdemeanor crimes, and could result in a shoplifting fine, but stealing anything valued at more than $1,000 brings the charges to a felony, for which there are varying degrees as the value increases.

Shoplifting penalties in New York include:

  • Less than $1,000 in property: Class A misdemeanor; up to one year in prison & $1,000 fine
  • Between $1,000-$3,000: Class E felony; up to four years in prison & $5,000 fine
  • Between $3,000-$5,000: Class D felony; up to seven years in prison & $5,000 fine
  • Between $50,000-$1 million: Class C felony; up to 15 years in prison & $5,000 fine
  • More than $1 million: Class B felony; up to 25 years in prison & $5,000 fine

The fine on all felony shoplifting charges is dependent on the value of the item stolen; your actual shoplifting fine will be double your gain from the crime, up to the maximum listed value.


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