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Pennsylvania Theft Lawyer

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Theft Crime Attorney in Kingston, PA, Helps Clients Face Larceny Charges in Luzerne County, Lackawanna County, Columbia County, and Throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania

Have you been arrested on theft charges? Whether you are facing a simple theft charge or a more serious offense involving significant sums of money or allegations of violence, you deserve an effective legal defense. Let a Pennsylvania theft lawyer from Muckler Law, LLC, help. Since 2009, Attorney Matthew Muckler has stood for the interests of clients throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. Our firm has worked tirelessly to develop a reputation for aggressive, compassionate, dedicated legal representation. At our firm, you will never be just another case file. Your rights and future become our personal mission.

When you’ve been arrested and charged with a theft crime in Pennsylvania, you need experienced legal counsel to help you protect your rights. Contact Muckler Law, LLC, for a free, confidential consultation to learn how a theft crime attorney in Kingston, PA, will fight for your freedom and future.

Theft Crimes Our Firm Can Help You With

At Muckler Law, LLC, let a Pennsylvania theft lawyer help you face theft-related criminal charges such as:

  • Burglary: A person commits burglary when they enter a building or occupied structure, or a separately secured portion of a structure designed for overnight accommodation, with the intent to commit a crime therein.
  • Robbery: The crime of robbery occurs when a person, in the course of committing a theft, inflicts injury, threatens a person with immediate injury, threatens to commit any first- or second-degree felony, physically removes property from another’s person with force, takes money from a bank without permission by making an oral or written demand, or takes a motor vehicle in the present of the person lawfully possessing the vehicle.
  • Theft by unlawful taking/disposition: Unlawfully taking or exercising control over property with the intent to deprive the owner of the property.
  • Theft by deception: Obtaining or withholding another person’s property through the intentional use of a false impression or preventing a person from acquiring information.
  • Theft by extortion: Intentionally obtaining or withholding property by threatening to commit a criminal offense, accuse someone of a crime, expose a secret tending to subject a person to contempt or ridicule, take or withhold official action, cause or continue a strike/boycott if the property is not sought for the benefit of the group, testify or withhold testimony, or otherwise inflict harm.
  • Theft of services: Intentionally obtaining services by deception or threat, including altering with or tampering a public utility meter or making an unauthorized connection to a telecommunications service.
  • Theft by failure to make required disposition of funds: Keeping funds for one’s own benefit when one knows those funds were intended to pay for a legal obligation.
  • Retail theft (shoplifting): Taking, carrying away, or transferring any merchandise displayed for sale with the intent to deprive the merchant of the possession, use, or benefit of the merchandise without paying full retail value or altering any price marking to obtain merchandise at less than full retail value.
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Penalties for a Theft Conviction in Pennsylvania

Penalties for a theft conviction will depend on the grading of the offense, which in turn is based on the value of the property or money involved in the offense. Theft offenses range from third-degree misdemeanors to first-degree felonies. Maximum penalties for theft offenses in Pennsylvania include:

  • First-degree felony: Up to 20 years imprisonment.
  • Second-degree felony: Up to 10 years imprisonment.
  • Third-degree felony: Up to seven years imprisonment.
  • First-degree misdemeanor: Up to five years incarceration.
  • Second-degree misdemeanor: Up to two years incarceration.
  • Third-degree misdemeanor: Up to one year of incarceration.

Let a Pennsylvania Theft Lawyer Stand Up for Your Rights and Freedom

When you’ve been charged with a theft-based offense, you may not know where to turn to begin defending your reputation or interests. A theft crime attorney in Kingston, PA, can help you face your charges and pursue a favorable resolution to your case. Turn to our firm to level the playing field in the criminal justice system for you by:

  • Thoroughly investigating your charges to pursue any evidence that may support your defense
  • Evaluating case strategy options based on the facts and circumstances of your case
  • Keeping you updated throughout the prosecution and answering your questions about your charges and possible outcomes so you can make informed decisions at each stage
  • Contesting the prosecution’s case at every available opportunity, including filing motions to exclude unlawfully obtained evidence or to reduce or dismiss your charges
  • Preparing and presenting a compelling defense at trial if you decide to fight your charges all the way

Don’t leave the outcome of your case to chance. Let an experienced Pennsylvania theft lawyer help you defend your rights and reputation if you are facing theft charges. Contact Muckler Law, LLC today for a free, confidential consultation to discuss how we can help you pursue a favorable resolution to your theft charges.

Frequently Asked Questions About Theft in Pennsylvania

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