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Louisiana Shoplifting & Petty Theft Attorney - Juvenile Defense

Baton Rouge, Louisiana Theft Defense Lawyer

Theft and property offenses include a wide range of crimes. Both juveniles and adults often have their first encounters with the law after being arrested for shoplifting. More serious offenses include felony charges for armed robbery.

Regardless of the theft charges against you, it is essential to have a skilled attorney on your side from the very beginning.

If you have been charged with a theft offense, J. Rodney Messina will serve as your diligent and dedicated advocate from the time you hire our firm through the resolution of your case.

Contact our firm now by e-mail or call us toll free at 225-343-9422 for an initial case evaluation.

Experienced Defense in any Theft Case from Shoplifting to Armed Robbery

J. Rodney Messina, APLC provides experienced criminal defense representation to adults and minors who are facing criminal charges for theft.

  • Petty theft/shoplifting
  • Retail theft
  • Embezzlement (stealing from an employer)
  • Larceny
  • Grand theft
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Armed robbery

Louisiana Has Harsh Penalties for Theft Convictions

Depending on the value of the items or money stolen, penalties can range from six months to up to ten years in prison for theft offenses. Additional penalties could be added when there are aggravating factors, such as the use of a weapon was used in the theft.

People who are convicted even for a minor theft offense like shoplifting often face collateral consequences, such as challenges obtaining a job, loan, apartment or mortgage.

When so much is at stake, it is critical that you understand your rights and have an experienced lawyer advocating for your interests.

As an experienced criminal defense and juvenile defense lawyer, J. Rodney Messina can explain the law and what to expect in your case. He will stand by you and fight to protect your rights and your freedom throughout the case.

Contact Us for a Consultation

If you would like more information about defense in any Louisiana theft case from shoplifting to grand larceny, Schedule an initial case evaluation with a skilled criminal defense lawyer. Contact J. Rodney Messina, APLC by e-mail, call us at 225-343-9422.

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Over 20 years experience in criminal defense and personal injury

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J. Rodney Messina, APLC
216 T J Jemison Blvd  
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Phone: 225-343-9422
Fax: 225-343-9424
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