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Criminal Defense Attorney for Theft, Shoplifting, & Robbery

Are you facing theft charges in Eugene Oregon? Whether shoplifting, theft, or robbery, hiring a qualified criminal defense attorney is critical in the outcome of your case in court. Without the help of an experienced lawyer, you run the risk of facing real consequences that affect the better part of your life. Lindsay H. Fowler, an accomplished criminal attorney and trial lawyer, is well equipped to handle your charges in Oregon. She is willing to negotiate and fight on your behalf to reach a result that is both favorable and realistic. Ms. Fowler works alongside you to answer your questions and keep you informed throughout the legal process. When seeking legal representation, contact the office of Lindsay H. Fowler, and we can begin formulating a defense strategy.


Most people assume that shoplifting or petty theft is simply the action of stealing merchandise from a store or retail establishment by stealing an item without paying. Many people also consider petty theft and shoplifting to be synonymous, but some other additional actions are considered to be petty theft. They include:

  • Interchanging product packaging – putting or switching out the packaging of one item for another so that you pay less than the correct amount.
  • Eat and run – refusing to or not paying for food consumed at a restaurant.
  • Sneaking into a Theater – overstaying too long in a theater or sneaking into a theater without paying for admission or a ticket.
  • Eating Inside Grocery store – consuming food inside the premises of a grocery store without paying for it.

Though these offenses seem minor, you may be charged with a misdemeanor as a consequence of your actions. Should you be charged with petty theft or other theft charges, it is essential that you hire the best in terms of legal care and representation. You need a team that is informed and able to let your voice be heard. Lindsay H. Fowler will work alongside you to negotiate the best terms possible for your particular case.

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Shoplifting at first may sound like a minor crime, but in Oregon shoplifting carries serious legal ramifications, such as fines and even jail time. Should you be accused of shoplifting it is essential that you find experienced legal representation, because you could be sued by the victim in civil court, forced to pay to recover any potential damages. Hiring an accomplished Eugene, Oregon criminal attorney will not only help in establishing a good defense strategy but advocate for you and your rights. Criminal defense lawyer Lindsay H. Fowler is well versed in the civil court system of Oregon and has been practicing law since 2002. Ms. Fowler is no stranger to conflict, and as an experienced trial lawyer, will not back down until a reasonable outcome has been reached. She will guide you through the legal process and make sure all your questions are answered. 


Shoplifting in the state of Oregon is classified as theft, and shoplifting takes many forms. Shoplifting includes taking something from a store that has not been paid for or altering the price of an item to obtain it at a lower price. These different circumstances all are classified as theft, though the severity of the classification is dependent on the severity of the crime. Most commonly theft cases are determined by how expensive the stolen item or items is. The higher monetary value of the stolen item the higher the severity. Below are how shoplifting charges are classified in an Oregon court of law:

  • Aggravated theft in the first degree – Stolen items with a value of $10,000 or more. This is considered to be a Class B Felony with up to 10 years of jail time and/or a fine of $250,000. 
  • Theft in the first degree – Stolen items with a value of over $1,000. This is classified as a Class B felony and the defendant faces up to 10 years of jail time and/or a fine of $125,000.
  • Theft in the second degree – Stolen items with a value of between $100 – $1,000. This is a Class A Misdemeanor, and the defendant faces up to one year of jail time and/or a fine of $6,250.
  • Theft in the third degree – Stolen items with a value of $100 or less. This is considered to be a Class C Misdemeanor, and the defendant faces up to 30 days of jail time and/or a fine of $1,250.

If you have committed either petty left or shoplifting in Eugene Oregon, it is crucial that you seek the best in terms of legal care. Criminal and family law attorney Lindsay H. Fowler and her team are well qualified to answer your questions and represent you in court. Your defense deserves the most educated and prepared team, so contact our office today. 


Typically, larceny is any type of theft that includes stealing property, money, physical goods, or other items from another party without express permission. Once the line is crossed and the theft involves violence, it is then considered robbery. Robbery charges are considered to be very serious and have negative impacts on you and your future. Have you been charged with robbery? It is in your best interest to contact or hire a lawyer as soon as possible to avoid potential self-incrimination. You need a team of legal counsel that can provide the best defense strategies available and so you can discuss your options. Experienced criminal attorney Lindsay H. Fowler is a qualified trial lawyer and will be able to provide the legal representation you need. Our trusted legal team has worked on numerous robbery and other related theft cases and will bring our legal expertise to your specific case to meet your needs. We are also prepared to aggressively advocate for you in court because we understand just how much is at stake. Have additional questions? Contact our legal office, where we can set up a consultation and begin working on your case.


Looking for a criminal law attorney in Eugene Oregon? Being arrested and accused of a crime is a very stressful time. Choosing to hire an experienced Oregon criminal law attorney helps alleviate some of the stress and provide peace of mind. Lindsay H. Fowler works with you to explain your legal rights and prepare a defense with your best outcome in mind.

Ms. Fowler has extensive experience handling Measure 11 defenses, including attempted murder and sex offenses, theft and robbery, shoplifting, hit and run, DUII (both alcohol and drug, and breath test refusal and diversion), driving while suspended, domestic assault, federal offenses, and juvenile offenses.

If you want to fight, don’t settle for a settlement firm, hire an experienced trial lawyer that will fight for your rights. 

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