SANDRA L. WELLS
ATTORNEY AT LAW

Shoplifting Lawyer | Franklin Attorney | Nashville TN

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Shoplifting occurs when someone conceals, takes possession of or causes the removal of merchandise from a merchant. You may also be charged with shoplifting if you alter, transfer or remove any price marking or other marking that affixes value to the product or cause a cash register to ring up a price other than the one it was originally be sold for. 

The simple mistake, such as such as forgetting to pay for an item that may have slipped to the bottom of a shopping cart or by consuming a coke or other snack while shopping for 
groceries may cause you to be detained 
(a) For purposes of § 39-14-103, a person commits theft of property if the person, with the intent to deprive a merchant of the stated price of merchandise, knowingly commits any of the following acts:
(1) Conceals the merchandise;
(2) Removes, takes possession of, or causes the removal of merchandise;
(3) Alters, transfers or removes any price marking, or any other marking which aids in determining value affixed to the merchandise;
(4) Transfers the merchandise from one (1) container to another; or
(5) Causes the cash register or other sales recording device to reflect less than the merchant's stated price for the merchandise.
(b) In a theft prosecution under this section, unless applicable, the state is not required to prove that the defendant obtained or exercised control over the merchandise as required in a prosecution under § 39-14-103.

Tenn. Code Ann. § 39-14-146



      

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