Possessing a Detection Shielding Services in Utah

In some cases, just possessing a detection shielding service is a class A misdemeanor under Section 608. These devices help shoplifters commit retail theft throughout Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas in Utah. For this reason, these cases are prosecuted aggressively, especially when the prosecutor suspects the defendant is part of an organized shoplifting ring.

The statutory scheme covers a variety of related offenses including:

  • making or possessing any container or device used for, intended for use for, or represented as having the purpose of shielding merchandise from any electronic or magnetic theft alarm sensor, with the intent to commit a theft of merchandise;
  • selling, offering to sell, advertising, giving, transporting , or otherwise transferring to another any container or device intended for use for or represented as having the purpose of shielding merchandise from any electronic or magnetic theft alarm sensor; or
  • possessing any tool or instrument designed to remove any theft detection device from any merchandise, with the intent to use the tool or instrument to remove any theft detection device from any merchandise without the permission of the merchant or the person owning or in possession of the merchandise. 

Lawyers for Shoplifting Offenses in Salt Lake City

If you were charged with retail theft or shoplifting in Salt Lake City, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat, LLP today. We represent clients for retail theft in Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas. We also represent clients for related charges of removing a theft detection device or possessing a detection shielding service.

Call (801) 532-5297 today to discuss your case with an experienced attorney for theft crimes in Utah. Let us put our experience to work for you today.