Shoplifting Defense Attorney in Santa Clarita
If you have been accused of stealing merchandise from a retail store in the Santa Clarita area, you may face petty theft charges. Though the penalties for shoplifting are often relatively minor, they may have a lasting impact on your reputation and future employment or educational opportunities due to a lasting criminal record. A lawyer can work to limit all negative repercussions of a shoplifting arrest by protecting your legal rights and challenging your charges.
Arrested for shoplifting? Here's what you should do.
From the instant that you are taken into police custody or discover that you are under investigation for a crime, the most important thing you can do is to contact a Santa Clarita criminal defense lawyer. Law enforcement may wish to ask you questions or may ask to look around your house. If they do not have a search warrant, politely decline their request to conduct a search. If they arrest you and take you to the station where they wish to question you about the alleged offense, invoke your right to remain silent and request to contact an attorney. Some people naturally wish to cooperate with law enforcement out of respect or even fear, but cooperating may only result in self-incrimination or the police getting evidence that they should have had no right to find. An attorney's early involvement will help ensure that you take the right steps in the face of shoplifting or any criminal charges.
Santa Clarita Criminal Defense Lawyer
Interested in finding out more about your legal rights in the face of shoplifting allegations or charges? Call our offices or contact us online and schedule a confidential review of your case. Our founding attorney, David M. Wallin, is an experienced trial lawyer and former prosecutor who understands how to approach these particular cases. He can offer you valuable insight and information.
Contact a Santa Clarita shoplifting defense attorney at our firm today and get started in receiving the criminal defense counsel you need.
We Care About Your Future
Unlike many criminal firms that are solely focused on the hear and now, our seasoned legal experts are committed to making sure that we help develop a strategy or plan for the next stage of your life.
Certified Criminal Law Specialist
Attorney David M. Wallin not only has over three decades of legal experience, but is also a certified criminal law specialist - a distinction that roughly only 180 attorneys in the entire state of California have earned.
Cost-Effective Legal Representation
We're committed to charging a competitive rate for our legal services and offer a variety of financing options. We believe that quality legal representation shouldn't be reserved for those with vast financial means.
A Team of Legal Professionals Fighting For You
Unlike most criminal defense firms that only have one attorney on staff, we have a team of legal professionals working together to provide our clients with a complex legal strategy to maximize their chances of a positive outcome.
Unmatched Representation & Transparency
At The Law Offices of David M. Wallin, we want to make sure that we're completely honest with our clients and their family. At every step of the process, we'll be communicating with you to keep you up to date on any changes to your case.
At The Law Offices of David M. Wallin, we know that the state will do everything in their power to make sure you end up behind bars. Because we know this, we'll actively work toward making sure your rights are protected and that your case is treated with the utmost care and urgency.