If you have been accused of theft, you may be facing a misdemeanor or a felony charge, depending on the value of the items you took and the circumstances of the theft. If you are convicted, not only can you go to prison and have to pay steep fines, but the crime will go on your record and show up on a background check.
Theft convictions can be particularly problematic. You can be charged with conspiracy for being with a person who steals. Retail theft charges have enhancements that are based upon prior convictions and the value of the stolen property. A third theft conviction is automatically charged as a felony. You need to protect your future by hiring an experienced Reading theft defense lawyer.
Compassion And Personal Service
We offer aggressive representation with compassionate counsel and personal service. We want to prevent your life from being ruined by a bad choice or a mistake.
Our attorneys can defend you against these and other theft charges:
- Retail theft (shoplifting)
- Auto theft
- Theft of services — such as stealing electricity or cable
- Theft by deception
- Unauthorized use of an automobile
- Theft of leased property
- Theft of lost or mislaid property
Your Dedicated Advocates
We sit down with you to hear your side of the story, which we compare with the evidence the prosecution has against you. A thorough investigation is conducted, and we look for possible weaknesses in the prosecution’s case. We obtain any additional evidence, including witness testimony and surveillance footage if they are available.
We will be honest with you about the charges you are facing and what we can realistically do to help. If you retain our services at the time of your arrest, we may be able to mitigate some of the damage early on, reducing potential short- and long-term consequences. We will educate you on all of your options and counsel you on your best choice. If that means taking your case to court, we have extensive trial experience and will fight for your rights. We seek the best possible outcome to protect your future.
Contact Our Shoplifting Defense Lawyers
Call us at 610-685-8000 or send us an email to schedule your free 30-minute initial consultation. We are here to help.