Are There Alternatives to Shoplifting Penalties?
Question: Are There Alternatives to Shoplifting Penalties?
Actually, yes. Someone that’s charged with shoplifting or retail theft, as we often refer to it, or even petty theft does have the ability to perhaps have their case processed in what’s called Pretrial Intervention Program or Diversion Program. It really does depend if you’re a first-time offender and you’re charged with such a petty crime that you could possibly qualify for a program that would steer you away from the traditional way that a case is prosecuted into a more favorable way, such as Diversion Program, which if you successfully complete, will result in the dropping or no pressing of your charges.