Marietta and Cobb County Shoplifting Defense
Ben has represented hundreds of people over the years in shoplifting cases. Thousands of people are arrested each year in Georgia for misdemeanor shoplifting. Retail stores are vigilant about detecting and prosecuting shoplifters, and most stores have extensive video surveillance systems. As you might guess, therefore, many people arrested for shoplifting have been caught on camera. This may sound like a hopeless situation, but it's not.
First Time Shoplifters Can Get Their Case Dismissed
Most courts offer what are called pretrial diversion programs for first-time shoplifters. Generally, the programs consist of community service and a shoplifting/theft seminar. The result is that the case gets dismissed and the arrest on your record gets restricted (formerly known as expunged).
Many courts require you to have a lawyer to be eligible for participation in the pretrial diversion program. Ben helps dozens of people every year get their cases dismissed through diversion programs. If you have been arrested for shoplifting, you need help. Contact Ben for a free consultation.