Shoplifting Cases at Barneys New York

Barneys New York is a retail store located at 575 5th Avenue in Manhattan. It was started in 1923 and has evolved into a premiere destination for luxury shopping in New York City. As New York City can be a place of extremes, Barneys offers merchandise that can be extremely expensive. Inside, you can spend over $200,000 on a bracelet, over $20,000 on a bag, over $7,000 on a dress, over $4,500 on a sport coat, over $3,000 on a pair of shoes and nearly $1,000 for a pair of sun-glasses.

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Because some of the merchandise for sale in Barneys is so expensive, any allegations of theft can quickly lead to felony charges.

Shoplifting accusations from a less-expensive store

  • 3 Stolen Dresses (at $100 each) is $300-500 (depending on how the store calculates the value) of merchandise you allegedly stole
    • This is a class A misdemeanor charge, maximum of 1 year in jail
  • 1 Pair of Stolen Shoes (at $70) is $70 of merchandise
    • This is a class A misdemeanor charge, maximum of 1 year in jail

Shoplifting accusations at Barneys

  • 3 Stolen Dresses can total of $9,000
    • This is a class D Felony, maximum of 7 years in State Prison
  • 2 Stolen bags and one stolen bracelet could total $50,000
    • This is a class C Felony, punishable by up to 15 years in State Prison

If you or a loved-one has been accused of shoplifting at Barneys in New York City, contact us today for a case evaluation. Being accused isn't the same thing as being found guilty. If the arrest happened because of an innocent mistake, this is a time to fight the charges. If the arrest happened because of a less than innocent mistake, this is still a time to fight. Any conviction can have a devastating and permanent impact on your future so contact us before you go to court.

Some of our Barneys Shoplifting Case Results

  • Client arrested for taking over $10,000 of merchandise. This led to felony charges and up to 7 years in prison. The case against our client was very strong but we were able to resolve it with no jail and no criminal record. (Q2099)
  • Client arrested for taking over $5,000 of merchandise. This led to felony charges. Client faced up to 7 years and severe immigration consequences. Case resolved with no felony conviction, no jail, and no permanent immigration consequences. (Y2387)
  • Client worked with others to steal over $9,000 of merchandise. Client had prior arrests and faced up to 7 years. We successfully negotiated a non-criminal outcome and no jail. (F1905)
  • Client arrested for stealing a jacket worth over $1,000. Client faced up to 4 years in prison. Case resolved with no jail, no criminal record, and records sealed - arrest photo and fingerprints sealed (Y2424)
  • Client arrested for stealing sunglasses worth over $600 and faced up to 1 year in jail. Case resolved with no jail, no criminal record, small fine, and records sealed - arrest photo and fingerprints sealed (G1168)

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