What You Need To Know About Theft And Burglary Charges
If you have been charged with theft, burglary or some other property crime, it is important to understand what you are up against. You face potentially significant criminal penalties. Perhaps even more importantly, a theft conviction will look very unappealing to future employers. By hiring an experienced defense lawyer in the earliest stages of your case, you can begin working toward a favorable outcome. Based in Media, we at The Law Offices of Joseph Lesniak, LLC, defend against the full range of property crimes, such as:
- Criminal mischief
We will tailor your defense to the specific facts of your case. If there is a reason to believe the government will not be able to prove some elements of its case, we will attack the evidence while fighting for a dismissal of the charges. If the evidence against you is strong, we will look for other ways to improve your situation. For instance, paying restitution in some cases could lead to reduced penalties. Whatever steps we take in your case, you can rely on us to seek the best possible resolution to your case.
Trust A Knowledgeable Shoplifting Defense Attorney
Shoplifting, or retail theft under Pennsylvania law, can involve many different allegations. Depending on the value of the merchandise allegedly taken, retail theft can be charged as a felony, misdemeanor or summary offense, depending on the amount allegedly taken and the number of prior convictions. For first-time offenders, accelerated rehabilitative disposition (ARD) could be a favorable way to address these charges. Our law firm will explore all of your options with the goal of minimizing potential damage.