Michigan Retail Fraud & Theft Lawyer
Since 1980, our law firm has devoted substantial energy to defending juveniles, young people and adults accused of a wide range of criminal charges. Led by caring, dedicated attorney George Zulakis, we take the potential consequences of a retail fraud (shoplifting) conviction seriously and explore all angles and strategies to avoid or minimize the damage.
If you or someone you care about has been arrested for shoplifting or another property crime, please contact us for a helpful, discreet consultation. Our Okemos-based firm welcomes clients from throughout mid-Michigan, including university students and parents concerned for the welfare and future of a child in trouble.
Focused Effort to Protect Your Rights and Keep Your Record Clean
We know that law enforcement mistakes do occur, and if your shoplifting charge is unjust, we will work to prove just that. If the evidence against you is strong, you clearly need a resourceful lawyer ready to build a case that demonstrates to the prosecution you are getting any needed help and unlikely to commit another crime.
From long experience, we understand that a shoplifting offense may arise from causes ranging from a dare or other peer pressure to psychological problems including obsessive-compulsive disorder. If you want and need treatment, we are familiar with quality resources and will do everything possible to persuade prosecutors to take these steps into account.
Taking Action to Avoid Harsh Long-Term Consequences
It can be a big mistake to assume a shoplifting, retail fraud or other theft charge will result only in a fine, probation, or similar "minor" penalties. You could be facing a felony charge, and depending on your history and other circumstances, jail time is certainly possible. The impact on your future educational and job prospects can be even more damaging.
Attorney George Zulakis has built a renowned Michigan legal career on creativity, resourcefulness and integrity. For a consultation to begin exploring legal options that could make a real difference for your future, please call 517-349-5011 or toll free at 800-385-0092 today. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00a.m.-12:00p.m., 1:00p.m.-5:00p.m., and by appointment.