Practice Area

Shoplifting

Conviction on a shoplifting charge is anything but trivial. It can prevent you from getting a job, renting an apartment, obtaining a professional license or being accepted into a college program.

Criminal Defense

Shoplifting

Defending Minnesotans Charged With Shoplifting

Shoplifting can be a thoughtless act, a youthful transgression or a symptom of a psychological problem. Conviction on a shoplifting charge is anything but trivial. It can prevent you from getting a job, renting an apartment, obtaining a professional license or being accepted into a college program.

If you have been charged with shoplifting, it is important to discuss your case with a criminal defense lawyer who knows how to protect your interests. I am Justin Schiks, a Woodbury Shoplifting Lawyer and I defend people of all ages who have been charged with shoplifting and other forms of theft. I am a respected trial lawyer and an excellent negotiator who will work to minimize the negative consequences of a shoplifting charge.

Shoplifting as a Symptom

Many people who shoplift do not do so because they need the items they are taking or are unable to pay for them. Some are suffering from a mental health issue. People with emotional problems or repressed feelings sometimes act out in unusual ways. Shoplifting is one of those ways. In these types of cases, I may persuade the judge and prosecutor that mental health treatment aimed at addressing the core issue would be more likely to prevent repeat offenses than punishment.

Shoplifting as a Youthful Transgression

Young people may not understand that taking $50 worth of baby food or makeup today can jeopardize their ability to earn a living for years to come.

I have successfully defended clients who were found outside of a store carrying merchandise they did not purchase. In some cases, I have shown that my client did not intend to take the item, but merely forgot to put it back. I am often able to get clients into diversion programs so that a shoplifting charge will not remain on their criminal record.

Do not minimize the potential consequences of a shoplifting charge. Call 651-504-2564.

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    5 star service. Hands down the most professional, sincere, caring, and personally involved lawyer I have had on behalf of my life. I have had Justin represent me over the past few years covering things from traffic violations to a felony and have been pleased with the result every time. Not only that, I have recommended him to friends and family and they have nothing but nice things to say as well.”

    Samuel
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    Justin made a huge impact on my life, and gave me the second chance I needed to be successful in staying sober and living a "normal" life. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is facing criminal charges, because he's not just in it for the money. He truly wants to make a difference in people's lives.”

    Jenna, A Previous Client
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    Professional, Trustworthy, Knowledgeable dependable! Where do i start with the qualities of Justin Schiks, he is in a word Professional and i would refer Justin to everyone i know.”

    Malcolm, A Previous Client
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    I found myself in need of a criminal attorney as I was talking to Justin I was immediately put at ease and I knew I was in great hands. He is by far the most professional and personable lawyer I have ever worked with. He kept me up to date on everything that was happening in my case and helped keep my mind at ease and kept me relaxed and not stressed. If I ever find myself in need of a lawyer again. He will be my FIRST call. I highly recommend him to everyone.”

    Dean
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    All I can say is that Justin Schiks saved me from what was a train wreck waiting to happen. I had a different criminal attorney that gave me very bad legal advice and did a plea that I never should have done. I thought my fate was sealed, but Justin said nothing is ever in set stone. He was able to get my plea reduced; resulting in dramatically reduced my sentence.”

    Anonymous, A Previous Client