Arrested for Retail Theft or Shoplifting in Wisconsin?

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Retail Theft / Shoplifting is a serious crime in Wisconsin. It can be considered a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the value of the item allegedly stolen. To find you guilty of retail theft, the prosecutor must prove that:

  • A person intentionally alters indicia of price or value, takes or carries away, transfers, conceals, retains possession of, removes a theft detection device, or uses or possesses with intent to use a theft detection shielding device concerning merchandise held for resale by a merchant or property of a merchant
  • Without the merchant’s consent
  • With the intent to deprive the merchant permanently of it’s possession

Also see the my page on a non-retail theft charge.

Wisconsin Shoplifting / Retail Theft Penalties

Value of Property Maximum Penalty
Less than $2,500 9 months in jail and a $10,0000 fine (Misdemeanor)
From $2,500 to $5,000 3 years and 6 months in prison and a $10,000 fine (Felony)
From $5,000 to $10,000 6 years in prison and a fine of $10,000
Greater than $10,000 10 years prison and a $25,000 fine

 Defense Strategies for Retail Theft / Shoplifting Charges

Free Consultation on Theft Defense

If you’ve accused of retail theft in Wisconsin, you can use some advice from from a criminal defense lawyer. Call me for a free consultation on your situation. I’ll lay out your options, the penalties you are facing, and offer some recommendations of what to do about it. There’s no charge for my initial advice, so you have nothing to lose. Call now to get my take on your case. (888) 828-6041

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