A Blog by New York Shoplifting Lawyer Jason Stern

Shoplifting Background Checks

One of the more common questions that clients who have been charged with Shoplifting (Petit Larceny 155.25) in New York ask is:




And the answer to this question is a lawyerly ‘MAYBE’. The first thing you need […]

By |May 13th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

Loss Prevention

NYC Shoplifting and Loss Prevention

Loss prevention officers or LP, as they are sometimes called, must follow strict criteria of rules if they are to carry out their job to the letter. Often they have to make sure the item they have spotted being placed into a handbag, rucksack or personal bag, rather than a trolley, […]

By |March 8th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

New York Shoplifting: Different Stores; Different Policies

New York Shoplifting
A woman steals $45 in merchandise from Target and is apprehended and arrested, taken to the local police precinct, booked, fingerprinted and photographed and issued a Desk Appearance Ticket (DAT) for Shoplifting (Petit larceny 155.25) and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fifth Degree (165.40). A different woman steals $45 in merchandise […]

By |March 8th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

What is Petit Larceny?

What is Petit Larceny?
Shoplifting, or Petit Larceny as it is known in New York is a Class A Misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in jail. In New York, petit larceny involves the theft of an item or items with a total value of less than $1000. Petit Larceny is found in the Criminal […]

By |March 7th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

Avoiding a Criminal Record with StopLift

Shoplifting: Avoiding a Criminal Record with StopLift
Here’s the scenario: You’ve been caught shoplifting. You’re in a panic, wondering if you are going to wind up in jail or with a criminal record. You have your court date coming up and you can’t sleep. And yet no one, including your lawyer or the public defender, has […]

By |December 6th, 2012|Blog, Shoplifting News|0 Comments

Century 21 Shoplifting Policies and Legal Help

Century 21 Shoplifting Policies and How to Handle It
As New York City’s top Shoplifting Lawyer, I am frequently called upon to represent defendants accused of shoplifting from a variety of New York’s most prominent department stores, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, Macy’s and Nordstrom. But perhaps the most common shoplifting case that comes across my […]

By |September 20th, 2012|Blog, Shoplifting News|0 Comments

Queens Shoplifting? Know Your Rights

Queens Shoplifting Prosecution Now Conducted In-House
From The New York Times

The A & N Food Market on Main Street in Flushing, Queens, has an almost entirely Chinese clientele. The inventory includes live eels, turtles and frogs, frozen duck tongue and canned congee. These goods, like products sold in every neighborhood of the city, attract their share […]

By |September 1st, 2012|Blog, Shoplifting News|1 Comment

Petit Larceny: Not Always Pretty

Petit Larceny: Not Always Petty
Copyright (c) 2008-2012 Warren Redlich

Petit Larceny, sometimes referred to as Petty Larceny, is defined in New York State as a theft of property valued at less than $1000. In contrast, Grand Larceny is a theft of property at least $1000 in value.

A lot of people mistakenly assume that a misdemeanor is […]

By |August 16th, 2012|Blog, Shoplifting News|1 Comment

The Dangers of Shoplifting

The Dangers of Shoplifting

Most shoplifting crimes are committed by younger people.  Some are just giving in to the moment, accepting a dare, or asserting what they feel is independence, however misinformed they may be, and are no real threat to society.  The best we can hope for these young people is to see the error […]

By |June 13th, 2012|Blog|0 Comments

How to Beat a Shoplifting Charge


By |June 4th, 2012|Blog|0 Comments