Queens Shoplifting Attorney
Theft & Burglary Defense Lawyer
Attorneys Serving clients in Nassau, Suffolk and Queens Counties
If you or a family member is charged with a shoplifting or burglary charge, you may be facing serious jail or prison time, especially if allegations involve a weapon or use of force (robbery). Contact the skilled defense attorneys of The Law Offices of Elliot S. Schlissel to protect your rights and minimize any consequences if you are convicted.
Based in Lynbrook, New York, we represent clients from Nassau County, Queens, Suffolk County and all boroughs of New York City. Elliot Schlissel has practiced criminal law for 30 years, joined by an experienced team of attorneys who can mount an effective strategy in your case.
Retail theft of merchandise can be a misdemeanor or a felony crime, depending on the value of merchandise stolen (more or less than $400). Sentencing is increased for previous shoplifting convictions. First offenders may qualify for the Nassau County’s special education programs which can result in the dismissal of charges or a plea bargain to a lesser offense. Repeat offenders can be jailed for up to a year for misdemeanors and one year and more for felony theft.
Entering a residence or business unlawfully to steal merchandise is a felony crime, which can be punishable by a sentence of up to two to five years in prison. We can sometimes obtain a plea bargain on these charges to lesser charges that do not require prison sentences.
Stealing property directly from a person, by force or threat of violence, is considered robbery. This is a felony that can result in punishment by imprisonment of 5 to 15 years. We have are experience in handling theses cases and we fight hard to keep our clients out of jail
If you have been charged with stealing property, contact the theft and burglary defense lawyers of The Law Offices of Elliot S. Schlissel. We are available 24 hours a day to come to your aid. 1-800-344-6431 (toll-free)
Based in Lynbrook, New York, The Law Offices of Elliot S. Schlissel represents clients throughout Long Island and New York City, including Nassau County, Suffolk County and Queens, as well as Westchester County, Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Staten Island
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