Novi 52-1 Retail Fraud Proactive Approach to Winning Your Case
52-1 District Court 48150 Grand River Avenue Novi, Michigan, USA, 48374-1222
The 52-1 District Court serves Commerce Township, Highland Township, Lyon Township, Milford Township, Novi, Novi Township, South Lyon, Village of Milford, Village of Wolverine Lake, Walled Lake, Wixom
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.