Call our criminal defense law firm regarding your retail theft case: (414) 270-0202

Milwaukee criminal defense law firm Meyer Van Severen, S.C. defends retail theft cases.  Retail theft is defined by section 943.50 of the Wisconsin Statutes.  Retail theft can be charged as a non-criminal municipal violation (a forfeiture), a misdemeanor, or a felony.  Matthew R. Meyer and Benjamin T. Van Severen are effective defense attorneys who provide retail theft defense, no matter the level of the violation.  We have handled retail theft offenses and can help you.


What is retail theft?

Section 943.50(1m) lists all the circumstances where an individual could be charged with retail theft.  They include situations where the defendant:

(a) Intentionally alters indicia of price or value of merchandise held for resale by a merchant or property of a merchant.
(b) Intentionally takes and carries away merchandise held for resale by a merchant or property of a merchant.
(c) Intentionally transfers merchandise held for resale by a merchant or property of a merchant.
(d) Intentionally conceals merchandise held for resale by a merchant or property of a merchant.
(e) Intentionally retains possession of merchandise held for resale by a merchant or property of a merchant.
(f) While anywhere in the merchant’s store, intentionally removes a theft detection device from merchandise held for resale by a merchant or property of a merchant.
(g) Uses, or possesses with intent to use, a theft detection shielding device to shield merchandise held for resale by a merchant or property of merchant from being detected by an electronic or magnetic theft alarm sensor.
(h) Uses, or possesses with intent to use, a theft detection device remover to remove a theft detection device from merchandise held for resale by a merchant or property of a merchant.

Obviously it’s important that your defense attorney understand all the potential charges when providing retail theft defense.  Our criminal defense team has defended cases involving the different definitions.  And we can defend you in your situation.


Need Retail Theft Defense?

Our criminal defense lawyers have successfully defended retail theft cases.  Whether you’re looking at a forfeiture, misdemeanor, or a felony, our law firm can help.  Contact Meyer Van Severen, S.C. at (414) 270-0202 for a free consultation today.