What You Should Know About Theft Crimes in Pennsylvania

What You Should Know About Theft Crimes in Pennsylvania

The state of Pennsylvania does not tolerate theft crimes. In fact, if you were charged, you can expect severe life-altering penalties. Reach out to our firm today to learn more about how our skilled Pennsylvania criminal defense attorneys can best serve you. Our legal team is dedicated to ensuring that you and your future are prioritized and protected. Contact us today to begin this process with a competent legal professional.

What are examples of theft crimes?

The state of Pennsylvania recognizes a variety of actions as theft crimes. Some of the most common include the following:

  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Auto theft
  • Identity theft
  • Shoplifting
  • Larceny
  • Check/credit card fraud

If you were charged with any of the following, you may face jail time, fines, restitution, community service, probation, and more. In most cases, an arrest or questioning typically happens after a theft has taken place, so prosecutors depend on sometimes vague witness statements and unclear recordings of the event that has occurred. If you are in this unfortunate situation, it is in your best interest to reach out to our firm today to retain the services of an attorney to help you before you talk to the police or make any statement at all.

What are the penalties for theft in the state of Pennsylvania?

Usually, criminal consequences for theft rely on the value of the item that was stolen. In Pennsylvania, the penalties include the following:

  • Stolen property valued under $50 is a misdemeanor of the third degree
  • Stolen property valued over $50 but under $200 is a misdemeanor of the second degree
  • Stolen property valued over $200 but under $1000 is a misdemeanor of the first degree
  • Stolen property valued over $2000 is a felony of the third degree
  • Stolen property valued over $100,000 but less than $500,000 is a felony of the second degree
  • Stolen property valued over $500,000 is a felony of the first degree

If you were charged with any of the following criminal offenses mentioned above, do not wait to reach out to Ilkhanoff & Silverstein as soon as possible. Our dedicated legal team is here to help you through every step of the way with the goal of reducing or dismissing the charges against you. Contact our firm today, we are just one call away.

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