Smart, Strategic Defense Against Theft-Related Charges

Theft-related offenses are among the most common criminal matters charged in Pennsylvania. Even though they are common, however, they are treated very seriously by prosecutors, and the consequences for a conviction can be severe.

If you or someone you love has been charged with shoplifting, stealing a car, embezzlement or any other type of theft, you need the help of an experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney. In Scranton and throughout Lackawanna County, you can find the help you need at Thompson Law. Firm founder William D. Thompson brings nearly two decades of legal experience to each case, and he gives each client the personalized attention and advocacy they deserve.

Assessing The Charges And Potential Penalties

In Pennsylvania, theft crimes are broken down into categories that include (but are not limited to) theft of services, theft of lost property, theft by deception and theft by extortion. There are seemingly countless examples, but a partial list includes:

  • Shoplifting (retail theft)
  • Burglary
  • Auto/vehicle theft
  • Robbery
  • Theft of gasoline (driving away from a gas station without paying)
  • Blackmail and extortion schemes
  • Embezzlement and similar white collar offenses
  • Knowingly writing bad checks
  • Theft of trade secrets
  • Theft of firearms

As you can imagine, the range of charges and potential sentences is as varied as the list of offenses. Generally speaking, theft charges and related sentences in Pennsylvania are largely determined by the value of the stolen property and the method that was allegedly used to steal it. The best way to understand your charges and your legal options is to work with a highly experienced defense attorney like Mr. Thompson.

Take Advantage Of A Free Initial Consultation

Based in Scranton, Thompson Law serves clients throughout Lackawanna County. To learn more about your defense options, contact the firm today to schedule a free initial consultation. You can reach out online or call 570-846-2819.