Taking things that aren't yours is a surefire way to land yourself as the defendant in a criminal case. Even if you think that what you are taking is miniscule, the penalties might reflect otherwise. The same is true if you think that what you are taking isn't really going to affect the party you took it from.
We recently discussed how warrants were issued in a theft at CVS. This is something that proves this point. The defendants in this case are accused of stealing from a store. The theft likely didn't make much of a difference to the bottom line of the business, but it still deprived the store of merchandise that was rightfully theirs.
If you are facing charges for theft of any sort, you need to think about your defense. While a conviction might not seem like a huge deal, you need to think about what that conviction will look like on your criminal record. If you apply for a job at a store and the company does a background check, that theft conviction might mean that you don't get the job.
We understand that there are a lot of factors that apply to these cases. Making sure that you understand what factors apply to your case can help you determine your defense's direction. Ultimately, you are the one who has to live with the decisions that you make so you must take a primary role in planning the defense that you will use. We can help to walk you through it each step of the way.