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Shoplifting Defense Lawyer in Kent

Crafting Strong Defense Strategies for Your Theft Case

Shoplifting is one of the most common criminal charges people are accused of. A conviction for shoplifting can result in surprisingly serious penalties including felony theft charges, hefty fines, and possible jail time. Handcuffed person with head in hands

It can also leave you with a criminal record that could jeopardize future career, education, and housing opportunities. A prior conviction, even for something as seemingly minor as shoplifting can greatly impact consequences you may face for any future charges.

No matter how small a theft may seem, you need to have all the facts and be informed about all of your options before making a decision. At The Law Office of Erik P. Kaeding, our Kent shoplifting defense attorney offers a free initial consultation specifically so that people have a way to find out how serious their case might be, and how a conviction or charge can affect them for years to come. Whether you need to clear your name or you simply need to minimize the penalties you are facing, we can guide, inform and advocate for you.

Get in touch with the firm today to schedule an appointment.

Any Criminal Charge Can Impact Your Future

A shoplifting charge can come from the most innocent of situations. For example, a mother pushing a baby puts an expensive camera into the stroller intending to pay for it on the way out, but becomes distracted and leaves without paying. Suddenly, that person is potentially facing a felony conviction that will impact her life for years to come.

Other times, people make the unfortunate decision to shoplift, whether for a thrill or out of desperation and are caught.

In both cases, the person needs and deserves reliable, experienced, and respectful counsel that can help. Even if you are guilty of shoplifting, the penalties and aggressiveness of a prosecutor can be unreasonable. Our Kent shoplifting defense lawyer can work to explore a range of strategies including getting charges reduced, minimizing penalties, and fighting to clear your name.

Contact Our Office Today

With over 25 years of experience, our shoplifting clients come from all walks of life. We have represented students from local colleges, highly paid professionals, homemakers, and blue-collar workers. We have helped people who want to keep their record clean, avoid felony charges or who may have been fired if convicted of theft.

Contact our office online or by phone at (253) 444-4432 to schedule a free consultation with our criminal defense attorney in Kent and find out how we can help you.

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The Community Trusts Us with Their Future

Here's Why You Can Too:
  • Commitment to Your Freedom

    The Law Office Of Erik P. Kaeding relentlessly pursues the best possible outcome for you, whether that's a dismissal, acquittal, or reduced charges.

  • Relentless Investigation

    Our team is known for thoroughly examining cases until we find every detail that strengthens your case. We have a high rate of dismissal because we hone in on the evidence you need to walk away.

  • Insider Knowledge

    We know the judges, the officers, and the prosecutors responsible for your case. As a result, we can know the most likely direction of your case and how best to prepare for it. Our firm strategizes to counter the prosecution's every move.

  • Decades of Experience

    Attorney Kaeding has been a criminal defense lawyer for his entire 25-year career. His father was an attorney as well--his family legacy is about getting justice for the accused. That legacy has benefited thousands, and it could include you.