What is shoplifting?

Most theft charges in Kansas will result in a felony charge. Theft of $1,000 or more and/or if you have been convicted of theft two or more times you will be charged with a felony. 

The merchant who is stolen from can also file a civil action and shall be entitled to a civil penalty that can be up to twice the value of the stolen product. 

Shop lifting defined by law means to:

take without purchase from an establishment,

concealing with the intention to leave the premises of a merchant,

altering or substituting any label or price tag,

transferring merchandise from one container to another

and/or disarming any alarm tag attached to merchandise. 

Theft defined by law would be to act in a way that intends to deprive the owner permanently of the possession, use or benefit of the owners property. 

Taking control of someone else's property by exerting control, through deception or by threat.

Also obtaining property that you know to be stolen by another. 

Charges for theft depend on how you take and the value of the property in question. 

If you or a loved one have been charged with shop lifting or theft there can be serious life changing consequences. Call Vincent Rivera at (913) 210-0844 for a consultation immediately.

Rivera Law, LLC
115 E. Park St, Suite C
Olathe, Kansas, KS 66061
(913) 210-0844