Busted for Shoplifting in New Hampshire? Call Mark Stevens 603-893-0074 (24/7)

New Hampshire Shoplifting Laws. It is “Black Friday” starting at midnight tonight. Stores are open earlier and longer in New Hampshire. This weekend also usually results in a lot of arrests for shoplifting, “willful concealment” and other theft charges all across New Hampshire, but the number of shoplifting arrests in Rockingham County, Hillsborough County and Strafford County are particularly high on Black Friday. New Hampshire shoplifting laws are tough. If you get accused of any type of theft or shoplifting offense call me today for a free consultation or click here to schedule your consultation online. My number is 1-603-893-0074.

Each year Black Friday gets bigger than the year before with stores trying to outdo one another, offering the biggest and the best, cheaper than their competitors.  No matter how popular Black Friday increasingly becomes or how much Cyber Monday tries to steal its’ spotlight offering those less inclined to pepper spray their way to the biggest TV an online version the following Monday.  Does it really matter who stampedes their way to the front of the line for the biggest, best, cheapest?  Not if you’ve just been arrested for shoplifting or accused of “willful concealment” in New Hampshire.

It is important that if you get accused of shoplifting and you are brought into a loss prevention or store security office that you do not say anything or sign anything. Don’t let them bully you into signing anything. They will try to get you to make all sorts of admissions. You do not even need to give loss prevention, store security or mall security your identification.

The store security or loss prevention people will call the cops if they suspect you of shoplifting. When the cops come to arrest you be polite and don’t resist, but don’t admit anything either. Do not let the store security people take your picture: they’re not cops and they can’t make you do anything.

When the cops arrive make sure you are respectful and do not resist arrest. Be polite, go with the cops quietly. Make sure you have some bail money with you. Don’t make any statements! Remember, call me right away after you get released: 1-603-893-0074

Happy Thanksgiving! Happy Black Friday. If you do get busted this weekend though call me right away at 1-603-893-0074. I look forward to speaking with you!

Please have a safe and pepper-spray free Black Friday this year! Happy Shopping!
The Law Office of Mark Stevens



Call me right away after you are released (24/7) 1.603.893.0074

Call today for a free initial consultation:

DWI & Criminal Defense Attorney Mark Stevens
Law Offices of Mark Stevens
5 Manor Parkway
Salem, NH 03079
603-893-0074 (24/7)

Law of the Day: Theft Penalties by NH DWI Defense Lawyer Mark Stevens

Law of the Day:  NH Theft Penalties

If you have been arrested or accused of shoplifting, willful concealment, burglary, theft, theft by deception, theft of services, receiving stolen goods, or any other criminal charges the penalties, if convicted, in the state of New Hampshire are severe.


Having an experienced attorney on your side who fights these types of cases regularly is the right course of action. Salem, NH Criminal Defense and DWI Lawyer Mark Stevens is admitted in all Courts in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.


Call Attorney Mark Stevens right now (24/7) 603-893-0074.  He will know what to do. The initial case consultation and evaluation are always free (1hr.) Call 24/7 @ 603.893.0074 or 603.893.0261.  We look forward to speaking with you.


Here’s a copy of the law in New Hampshire on Theft Penalties(637:11)→


Section 637:11 Penalties

    637:11 Penalties. –
  I. Theft constitutes a class A felony if:
(a) The value of the property or services exceeds $1,500, or
(b) The property stolen is a firearm, or
(c) The actor is armed with a deadly weapon at the time of the theft, except that if the deadly weapon is a firearm, he shall be sentenced in accordance with RSA 651:2, II-g.
II. Theft constitutes a class B felony if:
(a) The value of the property or services is more than $1,000 but not more than $1,500, or
(b) The actor has been twice before convicted of theft of property or services, as a felony or class A misdemeanor, or
(c) The theft constitutes a violation of RSA 637:5, II(a) or (b), or
(d) The property or services stolen are from 3 separate business establishments within a 72-hour period, or
(e) The property is stolen with intent to resell or distribute. It would be prima facie evidence that the offense constitutes theft with intent to resell or distribute when the theft consists of goods or merchandise in quantities that would not normally be purchased for personal use or consumption, or
(f) The property received in violation of RSA 637:7 consists of goods or merchandise in quantities that would not normally be purchased for personal use or consumption, or
(g) The actor has twice before been convicted of offenses under RSA 637:3-a, II and the present and prior convictions were based on offenses committed within a 36-month period.
III. Theft constitutes a misdemeanor if the value of the property or services does not exceed $1,000.

Source. 1971, 518:1. 1977, 187:2. 1979, 266:1. 1990, 95:6. 1992, 269:14, 22, II. 2001, 174:2, eff. Jan. 1, 2002. 2010, 239:3, eff. July 1, 2010.


If you have been arrested in the state of New Hampshire or Massachusetts  and are facing charges for Shoplifting, Theft, Burglary, Minor in Possession, Possession of Controlled Substance, Aggravated DWI, Disobeying an Officer, Unlawful Intoxication, Conduct after Accident, OUI, DWI, DUI, Boating While Intoxicated, or any other criminal related charges- Call the Law Office of Attorney Mark Stevens for a free consultation and case evaluation at 1-603-893-0074 or 1-603-893-0261 (24/7 or roadside!) today, we look forward to speaking with you.


Prefer to schedule online?

Click here or visit us @ NHCrime.com 

(Consultation request form located @ bottom of  NHCrime.com)

Mark Stevens, Attorney at Law; Criminal Defense & DWI Attorney  

Law Office of Mark Stevens, 5 Manor Pkwy. Salem, NH 03079

Tel: (603) 893-0074 | Fax: (603) 893-5022

info@byebyedwi.com | www.byebyedwi.com


%d bloggers like this: