Carl Barkemeyer is a shoplifting defense lawyer in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He defends misdemeanor and felony grade shoplifting charges in City and State courts. The formal criminal statute for shoplifting in Louisiana is actually titled Theft of Goods. This charge is also referred to as petty theft, although the statute does not. If you have received a summons for shoplifting, the charge on the summons will say Theft of Goods or sometimes Theft.
Many times, the alleged offender will be stopped leaving a store and asked to come in the back. He/she will then be given a summons or arrested. It is important to understand that there are ways to defend the charge and mitigate the circumstances. Mr. Barkemeyer works hard to try to keep his clients' record clean despite receiving a shoplifting charge.
Contact Carl Barkemeyer, Baton Rouge shoplifting lawyer, at 225-964-6720 to discuss your shoplifting or theft of goods charge.