Theft Attorney Lynnwood
Attorney Marke Schnackenberg has represented over 12,000 cases as a Former Prosecutor. He has seen every possible case, knows all the ways to help you get the best results for your case.
Shoplifting in Washington is punished as theft. Theft is defined as wrongfully obtaining or exert unauthorized control over the property or services of another or the value thereof, with intent to deprive him or her of such property or services.
In addition to the basic theft statues, in Washington there are statues addressing organized retail theft and retail theft with extenuating circumstances. Extenuating circumstances include shoplifting and leaving the retail establishment through an emergency exit, or possession of an item intended to defeat a security system.
Merchants with reasonable grounds to suspect a person is shoplifting are allowed to detain the suspect in a reasonable manner, for a reasonable period of time, in order to permit investigation or questioning.
If you have been arrested for Theft, you need to learn more about the Washington State Courts Procedures and Court System. There is a very good document located at the Washington State Court Government Website, it is called ” A Guide to Washington State Courts ” it covers every aspect of the Court System, Types of Cases, Trial Process, and Court Organization. Very informative for the individual who will be facing criminal court proceedings. This document is available in English and Spanish. There are very legal good resources at the State Website. Take a visit to learn more.
If you have been arrested and charges with shoplifting or other theft charges contact Marke Schnackenberg Law Office for a free initial consultation.
Serving Lynnwood, Edmonds, Woodway, Mountlake Terrace, Brier, Alderwood Manor, Bothell and Mill Creek, communities and surrounding cities, in Snohomish County, WA