Hollywood Theft Crimes Lawyer

Shoplifting and petit theft may seem like minor criminal charges, but conviction of either charge will go on your record and can have a long-term negative impact on your career or educational opportunities. If you are a licensed professional, you risk losing the right to practice.

At the office of Magilligan Law in Hollywood, Florida, I provide aggressive and accomplished criminal defense against theft, fraud, possession of stolen property and similar charges. Often, theft charges stem from a misunderstanding and overzealous law enforcement officers. I will review the facts of your arrest and work to have the charges dismissed or reduced.

Theft charges range from shoplifting and petit theft to grand theft (taking property that is valued at more than $300). I am qualified to represent both adults and juveniles in theft-related cases.

In some cases, the best option may be to pursue a “withhold of adjudication,” which allows a defendant to pay fines and serve probation, after which a judge removes the conviction from the defendant’s record. This allows an individual to avoid suspension of a driver’s license or, for more serious offenses, retain the right to vote. In addition, individuals will be able to respond “no” on job applications if they are asked whether they have been convicted of a crime.

An Attorney Who Is Focused On Results

My clients work directly with me from the initial consultation through the resolution of the case. You do not need a lawyer who over promises results merely to get business. I emphasize clear communication and open dialog throughout in order to ensure that you are always informed about the status of your case and the options available to you.

I welcome the opportunity to review the facts of your case and recommend the best course of action. Call 954-927-7961 or email me to schedule a free consultation.