What Is Shoplifting In Ohio?

shoplifting in Ohio is defined as theft

Have you been picked up for shoplifting in Ohio?

While people commonly refer to stealing from a store as shoplifting, there is not an offense in Ohio that is called shoplifting.  So, what is shoplifting in Ohio?  Shoplifting in Ohio is technically known as theft, which is defined in Ohio Revised Code 2913.02 (R.C. 2913.02).  Theft can be either a misdemeanor or a felony.  If the value of the items total less than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00), the offense is petty theft, a misdemeanor of the first degree.  This offense has a maximum jail term of one hundred eighty days in jail.  If the value of the items total one thousand dollars or more but less than seven thousand five hundred dollars, then the offense is theft, a felony of the fifth degree.  This offense has a maximum prison term of twelve months.  If the value of the items total seven thousand five hundred dollars or more and less than one hundred fifty thousand dollars, the offense is grand theft, a felony of the fourth degree.  This offense has a maximum prison term of eighteen months. To learn more, read my other related posts, where I wrote about adult sentences in juvenile cases, will the judge go along with an agreed sentence in Ohio, many fifth degree felonies have maximum prison terms cut by forty percent, avoid going to Ohio jail, Ohio jail time credit, changes to Ohio DUI laws, Ohio felony theft, and sealing Ohio convictions. I have successfully defended individuals for both misdemeanor and felony offenses, including theft charges, as set forth in the case highlights section. My hard work and results are reflected in the positive reviews from my clients: Daniel Gigiano reviews; Daniel Gigiano ratings; work of Daniel Gigiano; and Daniel Gigiano work.   Attorney Gigiano’s office is located at 102 Main St., Ste. 200, Wadsworth, Medina County, Ohio.  If you have questions about shoplifting in Ohio or other questions you need answered by an experienced Wadsworth criminal defense attorney in Medina County, please call Attorney Daniel F. Gigiano at 330-336-3330.  Attorney Gigiano has tried over thirty-five jury trials to a verdict, many of them in Medina County, Summit County and Wayne County.