Burglary and robbery charges, like other theft crimes, can be charged as misdemeanors or felonies, depending on the value and type of property involved. Although they may not seem as serious as other criminal offenses, these types of theft crimes can result in jail time and heavy fines, as well as create difficulties for any situations that require a background check such as obtaining employment or a loan.
Even if you did not instigate or even engage in the criminal activity, you can be charged as a conspirator just for being present at the time of the incident. Or, your involvement can be changed in an instant, and then you are accused of aiding and abetting a robbery.
Sit Down With Us
If you need a strong robbery or burglary defense, the attorneys at Bentley, Gibson, Kopecki, Smith, P.C., can help. We will sit down one-on-one with you to understand the situation from your point of view.
Our goal is to be as straightforward with our clients as possible, so we will provide an honest assessment of the charges you are facing and your options. If we are able to intervene early, we may be able to mitigate some of the damage and minimize the impact of these charges on your future.
Powerful Advocates Against Severe Criminal Charges
All too often, a burglary or robbery results in unintended violence. In Pennsylvania, aggravated robbery can result in mandatory jail time, depending on the weapon, nature of injuries and severity of threat. If violence results in a death, murder charges may be added to the list of offenses.
Even in these worst case scenarios, you still have rights. Our Reading criminal defense lawyers will be strong advocates on your behalf, thoroughly reviewing police reports, evidence and, if available, witness testimony and surveillance footage to find possible weaknesses in the prosecution’s case against you. Our goal is to craft a solid defense strategy that will garner the best possible outcome to your case. If it is best for your situation, we are experienced trial attorneys who will fight vigorously for you in court.
Contact Us To Discuss Your Defense Options
For a free, initial 30-minute consultation, call us at (610) 685-8000. You also can send us an online message using our web form.