Crimes involving theft are harshly punished under Pennsylvania law. Theft is one of a number of crimes called Crimen Falsi meaning crimes of falsehood or dishonesty. Upon conviction of a Theft or Crimen Falsi, your criminal record will reflect that you have been convicted of a crime of dishonesty, meaning prospective employers and others will know of the crime you committed, making life exceedingly difficult for you, even after you’ve served your time. Jobs where honesty is important such as in the banking and financial industry, accounting, or jobs that require handling money or others’ property, or a job that leaves you alone in someone’s home or business may be impossible or difficult to get. In short, your integrity will always be questioned. That said, a seasoned Montgomery County theft crime lawyer can defend you from these charges and fight to preserve your freedom and reputation. Contact Mudrick & Zucker for help today.
If you’re currently facing theft charges, you need a dedicated Blue Bell criminal defense lawyer in your corner who can work to have your charges mitigated, or, in the best cases, dropped entirely. Look no further than Mudrick & Zucker.
Theft is defined as the unlawful taking or withholding of property from another person with the intent to deprive them of it. Pennsylvania law divides theft crimes into categories based on the type of property stolen and the value of the property stolen. Some examples of theft by type are:
The value of the property stolen determines the grading and severity of the theft offense. The following are the general rules for grading theft offenses in Pennsylvania:
The defense our firm uses will depend largely on the circumstances of the alleged crime, but some of the most common, and strongest, defenses against theft charges are as follows:
Theft charges can have long-lasting ramifications upon conviction, which is why anyone facing these charges should retain the services of a seasoned theft crime lawyer who can effectively fight for their future. Contact Mudrick & Zucker today so we can get started building your defense.