Shoplifting Attorney in Miami, FL

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As your shoplifting defense attorney in Miami, the Law Offices of Ama-Mariya Hoffenden will protect your reputation and your freedom.

With years of experience as Miami’s leading shoplifting defense attorney and with our passion for obtaining justice, we’ll give you the best shot at defending yourself whether you have been falsely accused or require mitigation assistance.

Working across the Miami Bay, Florida area, we work closely with our clients to build a strong case to present to the courts and the prosecutors.

Contact Us (786) 353-4202

How We Help You Avoid a Criminal Conviction for Shoplifting

We have years of experience working with the local courts on shoplifting cases, and we pride ourselves in being the best legal representatives in these cases in Miami.  

Our team of expert lawyers will pursue a variety of avenues for our clients in the face of shoplifting charges, aiming to minimize sentencing or get the charges dropped completely.

Through a thorough consultation process, we will determine all the facts surrounding your case and gather evidence to defend you against false charges.  

In other cases, we may also aim to have sentencing reduced if our client is a first-time offender. This is particularly true for our younger clients who have otherwise clean records.  

Various other options are always on the table, too, including deferred prosecution and programs for young offenders. We will explore every possible avenue to avoid criminal prosecution - but if it is simply unavoidable and you have previously been convicted of a crime, we will work to mitigate your sentence as much as possible.

Retail Theft Penalties in Florida


Anybody accused of shoplifting in Florida could be subject to both criminal and civil charges.

Under the Florida Statute §772.11, anybody who can prove “by clear and convincing evidence” that they were injured by theft may be entitled to damages of $200 and the cost of an attorney and trial.

On the criminal side of the law, the penalty for retail theft (shoplifting) increases depending on the value of the goods stolen.

Value Under $100 
Charged with petit theft in the second degree (second-degree misdemeanor). Punishable by a fine of up to $500 and 60 days in jail.

Value Up to $300
Charged with petit theft in the first degree (first-degree misdemeanor). Punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and one year in jail.

Value Up to $5,000 
Charged with grand theft in the third degree (third-degree felony). Punishable by up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

Value Up to $10,000 
Charged with grand theft in the first degree (first-degree felony). Punishable by up to 30 years in prison.

There are longer sentences for shoplifting and retail theft for goods worth more, and individuals may also lose their driver’s license.  

As your shoplifting lawyer in Miami, we will ensure you do not face excessive sentencing if found guilty.

Protect Your Freedom and Reputation by Hiring Florida’s Top Shoplifting Lawyers Today

The Law Offices of Ama-Mariya Hoffenden will fight for your rights whether you were wrongly accused of shoplifting or require assistance with mitigation.

Call today at (786) 353-4202 for a free consultation and to see how our lawyers can best pursue your case.

Call Us Today (786) 353-4202

FAQs About Shoplifting in Florida
Still have questions? Take a look at the answers to some of the most common questions we get asked.
Can I get a shoplifting charge dropped?
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Yes. Shoplifting charges can be dropped if evidence proves that you were wrongly charged with the crime. It may also happen if the defendant chooses to drop the charges against you. 
Either way, a professional criminal defense lawyer gives you the best possibility of these charges being dropped or of your sentencing being kept to a minimum.

What happens if you plead guilty to shoplifting?
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If you plead guilty to shoplifting, you will be punished according to the severity and circumstances of your case. For items under $100, you’ll receive up to six months in jail, a fine of up to $500, and a second-degree misdemeanor.  
The penalty increases as the value of the items increases, reaching a first-degree felony and a fine of up to $100,000 and 30 years in prison for goods stolen beyond the value of $100,000.

How much does an attorney cost for shoplifting?
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Representation for shoplifting cases depends entirely on how long your case lasts and the complexities and circumstances of your unique case. 
The Law Offices of Ama-Mariya Hoffenden aims to make representation affordable and accessible, so we’ll always ensure you understand what fees you are required to pay and what you should realistically expect to pay.

How long does a shoplifting case take?
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It may sometimes take several weeks or months for charges to be filed against an individual owing to various issues surrounding obtaining, collecting, and presenting video footage as evidence. 
After that, a shoplifting case may take several more months or more than a year. It depends entirely on your case and the skill of your legal team. 

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Proven Miami Lawyers Ready to Protect Your Rights 

The Law Offices of Ama-Mariya Hoffenden has a proven track record fighting for the rights of our clients in a variety of drug cases. 
Call us as soon as you’re charged with a crime, and we’ll get to work establishing the facts and working to mitigate your case, reduce your sentence, or get the charges dropped completely

Call today at (786) 353-4202
for your free consultation.