In Pennsylvania, theft crimes are extremely common. Theft crimes can be serious, depending upon the value of the property stolen and the record of the defendant. Theft offenses are prosecuted aggresively by county district attorney's offices. A minor offense, such as shoplifting or retail theft, should be taken seriously because it could result in loss of professional licenses, termination from employment, jail, fines, and even prison. Plus, being arrested for stealing in any form is not only frightening, it's embarrassing!
If you are found guilty of theft in Pennsylvania, you face punishments that range from moderate to severe and could have a serious impact on your life. How you are penalized depends greatly on how effective your Pennsylvania defense attorney is. An inexperienced attorney may not know how to petition the court for the least severe penalties possible for the crime you are convicted of. However, an attorney's main goal should not be to have the least severe sentence imposed – it should be to have the charges against you completely dismissed!
If you are charged with a theft crime in Cumberland, Dauphin or York County, it is important that you contact me immediately. I will work hard to increase the chances that the theft charges levied against you are dismissed entirely, so your record remains clean. My goal is to provide you with the best defense possible in your case, no matter what type of theft crime you have been charged with, and I will do everything I can to protect your rights, liberties and freedoms under Pennsylvania law. I have the skills and resources you need to face the Pennsylvania court system with confidence.