Theft and shoplifting charges can substantially affect your life. They can have an everlasting impact - a permanent criminal record that can cost you your job and begin a downward spiral. A theft charge such as armed robbery, burglary or theft by taking can mean significant jail time. There are ways to navigate through the law. Each case requires a specialized approach. The Law Office of Nicole L. McArthur, LLC, has been successful at negotiating with the State to reduce or dismiss theft charges. It is important to hire an attorney who knows the law and can advocate on your behalf.