How Can I Fight Shoplifting Charges?

Recently, University of Texas football player Terrell Cuney was charged with shoplifting at an Austin Wal-Mart. Photo of arrest

According to the Austin Statesman, the shoplifting charge is a Class B misdemeanor, which carries a maximum penalty of 180 days in jail and a $2000 fine. Cuney is a redshirt freshman at UT, where he plays on the offensive line.

It is expected that he could face repercussions from Longhorn coach Charlie Strong, who has kicked players off the team for allegedly breaking the law. One of Strong’s “five core values” for the program includes not stealing, according to the Statesman.

If You Have Been Charged With Shoplifting, Speak to Our Criminal Defense Attorneys

Unfortunately, shoplifting charges can have long-term consequences, so speaking to our Lewisville criminal attorneys after you have been charged may be in your best interest. We can help you fight charges, as we believe that all Texas citizens are innocent until proven guilty.

Unless you want shoplifting charges showing up on your record or you want to spend time in jail, your best option may be to fight back. Having a misdemeanor involving theft on your record could limit your employment or limit your educational opportunities. In addition to taking your case to trial if necessary, our attorneys can shape an agreement with prosecutors that could lead to reduced charges and/or no jail time.

If you are ever charged with shoplifting, you should contact our Lewisville criminal defense attorneys immediately—do this before you make any statements to investigators about the alleged crime, as they may be used against you in court. You can reach our criminal defense lawyers by calling (972) 315-6222 or by using the case review form located on this page.

If you have already been convicted of misdemeanor crime, you can also talk to our attorneys about criminal record expunction. This process is incredibly important for young people, especially teenagers, who may make poor decisions that they will regret later.

Julian, Crowder & Shuster, P.C. – Lewisville Criminal Defense Attorneys


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