Livonia Retail Fraud
Michigan Retail Fraud requires the prosecution to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that:
- the defendant took some property that the store offered for sale,
- the defendant moved the property (Any movement is enough. It does not matter whether the defendant actually got the property past the cashier or out of the store)
- the defendant intended to steal the property. Intended to steal means that the defendant intended to permanently take the property from the store without the store's consent.
- this happened either inside the store or in the immediate area around the store, while the store was open to the public.
- the value of the property
If the value of the property is below $200, it is Michigan Retail Fraud in Third Degree, which is a 93 day misdemeanor.
If the value of the property is between $200-$1,000, it is Michigan Retail Fraud in Second Degree, which is a one year misdemeanor.
If the value of the property is more than $1,000, it is Michigan Retail Fraud in the First Degree, which is a felony.
Representing clients charged with retail fraud/shoplifting in Ann Arbor, Canton, Brighton, Howell, Saline, Adrian, Taylor, Plymouth, Northville, Westland, Ypsilanti, Pittsfield Towsnhip, Warren, Sterling Heights, Farmington, Pontiac, Romulus, Lansing, Novi, South Lyon, Southfield, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Royal Oak, Troy, Rochester, Jackson, East Lansing, Garden City, Livonia, Dearborn, Detroit, St Clair Shores, Hazel Park, Ferndale, Madison Heights, Waterford, Clarkston, Oak Park, Berkley, Fraser, Sterling Heights, Clinton Township and others throughout Washtenaw, Wayne, Lapeer, Monroe, Jackson, Macomb, Eaton, Lenawee, Livingston, Oakland County, and Northern Michigan.
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