Call Today for a Free Consultation

(817) 877-5201

Our Blog

Hampton Eppes Law Group Blog

What You Should (and Shouldn’t) Do If Accused of Shoplifting in Texas

If you are accused of shoplifting, your first reaction may be to get angry and try to leave. Alternatively, if you did take something, you might think that admitting your guilt and apologizing profusely is the best way to get out of trouble. You need to be careful, though, because the wrong move may land you with criminal charges.

Below, we’re going to offer a list of what you should not do after being accused of shoplifting in Texas. No matter what, you have rights – but what you do in the aftermath of an accusation can be the difference between escaping without consequences and being convicted. [...]

How to Fight Your Texas Shoplifting Charge

Shoplifting is a very common offense, but it is taken very seriously by the state of Texas – and by Texas retailers. More and more, retailers are taking aggressive actions to catch shoplifters, and they are increasingly likely to prosecute even minor incidents of shoplifting.

This is a big deal, because you can face serious criminal penalties for a shoplifting charge, in addition to being left with a criminal record that will come back to haunt you.

Fortunately, there are many ways to fight back against shoplifting charges. [...]