Shoplifting Dismissed

Ashbach Law Offices, LLC has recently secured dismissal of a shoplifting case for a client in Snohomish County, Washington.

Our client, a nurse practitioner, was facing termination from employment (and inability to remain a nurse practitioner) based on this shoplifting allegation.

Complicating matters was that the allegation involved theft of alcohol from a large chain store, and our client has several prior shoplifting charges in the past, including a conviction from several years ago.

Despite initial significant opposition from the court and prosecutor, and the alleged victim, our office was able to obtain a complete dismissal of the shoplifting charge. This saved our client’s career, prevented jail, fines and probation, and significantly contributed to our client’s emotional well-being.

This case took about 4 months to obtain a dismissal. When clients charged with shoplifting (or any other allegation) ask how long a case will take, the answer we give is “however long it takes to get the best result possible.” Some cases take only a few weeks, other cases we’ve worked on for over a year to obtain dismissals. Our goal in all cases is to get the best result possible quickly, but rest assured, we will fight for you as long as it takes to get the optimal outcome available.

A shoplifting conviction can have significant impacts, including loss of employment, loss of security clearances, inability to find housing, and many other negative consequences. If you, or someone you care about, is facing a shoplifting allegation in Western Washington, contact Ashbach Law Offices, LLC today at 360.474.7872 (or use the “contact us” form on this website) to learn how we can help.

We practice throughout the I-5 Corridor, so whether your case is in King, Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom or Island County, we are available to help and protect you. Contact us today to start building a defense.