Montgomery County Theft Crime Lawyers
Defending Clients Facing Theft Charges in Norristown & Beyond
If you have been accused of theft in Pennsylvania, it is important to consult with a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer before making any statements to law enforcement officials. The consequences of a theft crime conviction are severe, and a skilled attorney can help you explore effective defense strategies.
At Solomon, Berschler, Campbell & Thomas, P.C., we understand the stakes you face and are prepared to help you avoid the consequences of a conviction. Our experienced trial lawyers are dedicated to helping clients avoid the consequences of theft crime convictions.
Request an initial consultation by calling our Montgomery County theft crime attorney at (610) 624-2006.
What is Theft?
In Pennsylvania, a theft crime involves stealing another person or party’s movable property (tangible objects such as merchandise or cars) or immovable property (intangible objects such as electronic funds or real estate interest). The criminal penalties for theft are based on the value of the stolen property.
Types of Theft Offenses
Our firm handles a broad range of theft crime cases, including those involving allegations of:
- Petty theft
- Grand theft
- Felony theft
- Theft by deception
- Theft by extortion
- Receiving stolen property
- Theft of services
- Auto theft
What are the Penalties for Theft Crimes?
The following is a breakdown of the PA theft offenses and their penalties:
- Third-degree misdemeanor theft – If the property taken is worth less than $50, then a defendant faces a jail sentence of up to one year and a maximum fine of $2,500.
- Second-degree misdemeanor theft – If the property taken is worth between over $50 and less than $200, then a defendant faces a jail term of up to two years and a maximum fine of $5,000.
- First-degree misdemeanor theft – If the property taken is worth more than $200, then a defendant faces a jail sentence of up to five years and a maximum fine of $10,000.
- Third-degree felony theft – If the property is worth more than $2,000, or is a vehicle, then a defendant faces imprisonment for up to seven years and a maximum fine of $15,000.
- Second-degree felony theft – If the property taken is a firearm or stolen during a disaster, then a defendant faces imprisonment for up to 10 years and a maximum fine of $25,000.
- First-degree felony theft – If the property taken is a firearm and the receiver gains to profit from selling stolen items, then a defendant faces imprisonment for up to 20 years and a maximum fine of $25,000.
As you can see, the penalties for theft crimes can range from small fines to decades-long prison sentences. However, any theft crime conviction on your record will likely hamper your ability to find future employment — employers simply do not like taking risks on people with a history of theft.
Let Us Defend You Immediately!
With over 40 years of experience, our Montgomery County theft crime attorneys have a strong background defending clients accused of theft and burglary offenses. We will provide you with the aggressive defense representation you need for this critical legal matter.
Contact us today and discuss your case with our legal team.