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Utah Retail Theft and Shoplifting Defense Attorney

Retail Theft Defense Attorney in Salt Lake City, Murray, West Valley, and SandyRetail theft is a serious crime in Utah with equally serious penalties. Stealing merchandise worth $300 or less is a class B misdemeanor. More expensive theft, such as that of fine jewelry, electronics, or collectibles, is a second degree felony. If you have been convicted of a shoplifting charge, you will need the protection of one of the best criminal defense lawyers in Utah, Branson K. West. It is very likely that you will have to deal with a lawsuit by the business proprietor, who will demand that you pay for damages far exceeding original cost of the merchandise you stole. Branson K. West can help defend you against a civil suit, lower charges against you, and give you the justice you deserve in your Utah shoplifting charge.

In Utah retail theft is defined by taking possession of, concealing, carrying away, or transferring any merchandise displayed, held, stored, or offered for sale in a retail mercantile establishment with the intention of depriving the merchant permanently of the possession, use or benefit of such merchandise without paying the retail value of such merchandise. That's a complicated definition. You need a Utah shoplifting lawyer to help you navigate your case and make sure that your rights are protected. Dont face retail theft and shoplifting in Utah on your own. Call Branson for a free retail theft defense and shoplifting defense consultation!

Branson K. West is Salt Lake City, UT’s winning criminal defense lawyer. Branson has worked thousands of cases in the SLC area and across Utah. If you are facing theft charges in Utah, you need a lawyer that will believe in you and fight to protect your rights. Branson has the talent and experience to help you fight and win your case. Call now! (801) 285-5550.