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Shoplifting

Shoplifting is the taking of merchandise from a store with the intent to keep it permanently. If the value of the merchandise taken is over $250 it can be charged as a larceny over $250 making it a felony in Massachusetts. A shoplifting conviction can carry a fine of up to $250 if the value of the merchandise is less than $100; a $500 fine for a subsequent offense and 2 years in the house of corrections for a third or subsequent offense.

A majority of shoplifting charges in Massachusetts s are petty crimes committed by people who have no prior criminal record and steal or shoplift out of impulse control or other behavioral issues totally unrelated to the act itself. Some people with impulse control or untreated behavioral issues end up with multiple arrests and convictions without even realizing the reasons they are engaging in such high risk behavior. We work with experts who can help explain to the Court that actions like these are impulse control issues that can be treated and controlled through counseling rather than in a criminal conviction on someone’s permanent record. If you are charged with a theft crime like shoplifting whether it be a petty crime or a much more serious felony in Boston or anywhere in Massachusetts. Call attorney Frank Fernandez now for a free consultation, 617-393-0250.

Students and non-US citizens who are charged with shoplifting must be very careful in the way that their case is disposed. A noncitizen may face immigration consequences from shoplifting a charge if the amount is over $250 and it is charged as a larceny over 250. Two convictions of misdemeanor shoplifting are considered crimes of moral turpitude and can also trigger deportation or non admissability for non-US citizen.

Students must avoid a conviction for these types of offenses so they do not have to answer for this type of crime on their record to future employers or graduate schools.

Attorney Frank Fernandez has handled many shoplifting cases for both non-US citizens and university students. He has avoided convictions and achieved dismissals on these matters to protect his clients interests. If you were charged with a shoplifting charge or larceny over 250 related to theft from a store it is important to call a criminal lawyer with experience handling these matters. Many times a client will receive notice in the mail for a clerk magistrate’s hearing related to a shoplifting charge, it is important to have a Boston criminal attorney present with you at the clerk magistrate hearing to attempt to avoid the charge being issued. Attorney Fernandez has had great success in convincing the clerk magistrate not to move forward on a charge and in saving his clients from having to go before the judge and the prosecutor and face criminal charges for these offenses.

Even in cases in which a client has had prior shoplifting incident’s attorney Fernandez has been able to resolve the matter still avoiding any conviction and protecting his clients future. If you are facing a clerk magistrate hearing or an arraignment on shoplifting over $100 or a larceny over $250 you can receive expert advice and representation by calling now for a free consultation.

Having worked with the Latin community for over 12 years in the Boston area attorney Fernandez is very aware of the immigration consequences of these types of crimes and will do everything he can to protect your immigration status.

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Probably one of the best lawyers in the area. He’s considering all the nuances of a case and It’s clearly seen he’s fighting for the best possible result. Some people thing a success is a matter of luck, but i know it’s a result of patience and hard work that Mr Fernandez does provide by his job.
Russell Glaz
Russell Glaz
16:27 15 Feb 19
If you find yourself needing a lawyer, Frank is your guy. Right from the very first phone call (which he answered, not a call center) he made me feel comfortable and gave me great advice. He was very professional, did a great job explaining everything to me, and really listened to what I had to say (which helped me calm down in a stressful situation). Very happy I chose to work with Frank, he made a tough situation the easiest it could be. Also - added bonus for some - he's fluent in Spanish! Thanks again Frank.
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Meg Gaff
19:46 17 Dec 18
I would 100% recommend The Fernandez Firm to anyone looking for a Boston lawyer. Frank is kind and patient, really making things go smoothly when you need them to most. Thanks to The Fernandez Firm for all your help, i highly recommend your services.
Evan Matthews
Evan Matthews
16:55 13 Jul 18
I needed a criminal lawyer here in Boston, and needed one quickly. After doing something stupid that would have costed me my scholarship, I called The Fernandez Firm and got legal advice from Mr. Fernandez. I was so worried at first but after talking to Mr. Fernandez I felt so much better and knew it could be dealt with properly. Thanks for taking the time to figure out my case exactly.
Alex Dueckson
Alex Dueckson
21:41 10 Jul 18
I needed discretion and someone professional to take care of things quickly and quietly. Attorney Frank Fernandez did exactly that. Thanks for taking my case and helping me get my life back.
Evelyne Ivy
Evelyne Ivy
01:31 03 Jun 18
What a relief. That's all I have to say! Almost speechless with how happy I am that Frank Fernandez is the boston lawyer that I ended up calling. I was in a jam, googled for a lawyer and up came Frank Fernandez. Right away I knew I had made the right decision. He is such a friendly and personable guy, he really put me at ease with everything that was going on. I will certainly be returning to Frank for any legal needs I have. And even more so recommend him to anyone in Boston who needs a lawyer. Thanks again Frank Fernandez, I owe you big time.
Tricia Kendall
Tricia Kendall
21:56 02 Jun 18
Oh my God, how and where do I start from?Infact Attorney Frank Fernandez is just an amazing human being, strictly professional with a lot of sympathy for me as his Client.He gave me his cell phone number before even accepting to take the case. He spoke to me in a very pleasant manner and took care of my case within hours. His Fees was the lowest that I was quoted and after resolving my case he returned my unused balance of funds back to me.I sincerely thank and appreciate God for leading me to such a wonderful kind hearted Attorney like Barrister Fernandez.Thanks so much Sir, I really really really appreciate all your help, God bless you sir.My prayers for you is that God will send you plenty of cases and good & adequate help to keep you flying high in your profession.Remain blessed Sir, I appreciate you.
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