Theft

Being charged with theft could put you in prison. You can defend yourself with the help of a seasoned Philadelphia based theft lawyer.

Theft crimes are common in the State of Pennsylvania and depending on the severity of the circumstances surrounding the theft (such as committing a theft while armed with a deadly weapon) you could be punished harshly if convicted. Examples of theft crimes include but are not limited to:

  • Robbery
  • Armed robbery
  • Burglary
  • Shoplifting
  • Petit larceny
  • Grand larceny
  • Identity theft
  • Auto theft
  • Embezzlement
  • Welfare or food stamp fraud
  • Forgery
  • Receiving stolen goods
  • Insurance fraud

Being convicted of a theft crime could limit your ability to obtain employment and provide for yourself and your family, and it could tarnish your reputation and cause people to question your honesty and good intentions for the remainder of your life. You could also be ordered to spend time behind bars, either in a county jail or a state prison, and be sentenced to probation, restitution and counseling. The higher the value of the item(s) stolen, the more severe your punishment will be.

How A Philadelphia Theft Lawyer Can Help You

Contact the Law Firm of Schrom & Shaffer to begin developing a strong defense against theft charges. We have a unique understanding of the law and how it applies to your case, and will go the extra mile to ensure that the charges against you are dismissed or reduced. We have a variety of creative defense strategies that we can apply to your case to increase your chances of having the charges dropped entirely, or simply getting probation.