Lakeland Theft Defense Lawyer and Attorney Lawrence Shearer, PLLC, have extensive experience defending all nature of theft crimes, including grand theft, petit theft, shoplifting, embezzlement, check and credit card, computer and tax fraud.

Polk County theft offense lawyers and attorneys achieve their best results by being familiar with the procedures and practices of the local courts and prosecutor’s office. Lawrence Shearer, PLLC has successfully defended nearly every form of theft offenses, including:

  • Grand theft
  • Petit theft and shoplifting
  • Credit card and check fraud
  • False verification to pawn shop
  • Embezzlement
  • computer fraud
  • Tax fraud
  • Dealing in stolen property



Theft and fraud crimes vary in complexity, from misdemeanor shoplifting to complex white collar fraud schemes.  Some theft allegations are interrelated with other charges, such as BURGLARY.   Penalties vary, depending on the value of the alleged theft and the client’s criminal history, if any.

A conviction for theft carries an additional stigma which can damage future employment possibilities.  In cases where someone has been wrongly accused, his or her best chances of acquittal rest with the hiring of an attorney with both experience and a reputation for excellence.

In those cases where innocence is not the issue, defense counsel strives to mitigate the client’s risks, which include prison or county jail and the black mark of a criminal or a felony conviction.  In certain situations, the attorney may be able to lobby for a non-criminal or a felony conviction.  In certain situations, the attorney may be able to lobby for a non-criminal resolution, such as a deferred prosecution prosecution or pretrial intervention.

Lawrence Shearer, PLLC has the years of experience to recognize the best approach for the defense of each client individual.  He will investigate all possible defenses and when necessary, aggressively pursue other options to alleviate risks and dangers to his client.

Lawrence Shearer, PLLC welcomes you to schedule a free office consultation at which he will discuss your charges, possible defenses, as well as the risks you face and ways you might be able to avoid them.

Lawrence Shearer, PLLC

Lawrence Shearer, PLLC provides representation for all misdemeanor and felony offense clients in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Polk County, and Highlands County, Florida. This includes, but is not limited to DUI, domestic violence offenses, drug offenses, drug trafficking, theft, frauds, firearm offenses, burglary, sexual offenses, pornography, white collar crimes, robbery, battery, appeals, probation violations, and murder cases. We can also handle the sealing and expunging of criminal records.

Lawrence Shearer, PLLC provides you with an experienced Lakeland criminal defense attorney & lawyer. Contact Lawrence Shearer, PLLC at (863) 665-6895, to schedule a free confidential legal consultation.

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Shearer Defense can handle cases in the investigative stage and can help persuade law enforcement to not file formal charges. Retaining Lawrence Shearer, PLLC in the initial phases of a criminal case increases your chances for a successful resolution of your case. If necessary, our firm employs private investigators and forensic specialists to fully investigate your case, and to protect your rights. We file all appropriate pretrial motions to litigate the defenses you may have. If your case goes to trial, we will pick a jury, cross-examine State witnesses, and present your defenses.

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Shearer Defense is a Lakeland based Criminal Defense Lawyer and Attorney Firm, providing intense criminal defense in State and Federal courts in Polk County,Florida; and the neighboring counties of Hillsborough, Osceola, Orange, Hardee, and Highlands. Over 40 Years of Experience! Click to Call 863-665-6895 NOW!