Montgomery County Theft Attorney

Defending clients facing theft charges in Pennsylvania

An arrest for theft can seriously impact one’s future. Depending on the value of the stolen property and the way in which the property was stolen, a person could face a series of different consequences. A conviction could subject a person to jail time and a criminal record that can affect one’s ability to gain employment, housing, loans, and many other things we take for granted. If you are arrested, it is imperative that you contact an attorney that can fully represent your interests and protect your future. For over 25 years, The Conner Law Group has provided clients with a comprehensive criminal defense strategy that explores all legal means to fight convictions of criminal acts and a trial presence that follows through. Theft is a serious matter and it deserves a serious attorney. For a consultation, contact The Conner Law Group.

Pennsylvania theft consequences

Theft is defined as the unlawful transfer or control of another’s property. The consequences greatly depend on the value of the stolen property and the criminal history of the person arrested. Though the below information is solely describing the consequences of theft charges regarding the value of the stolen property, simple theft, and retail theft consequences can greatly depend on one’s criminal history, if the stolen item was either a firearm or vehicle, or if the crime was committed during a disaster (manmade, natural, war-caused). This is a complicated matter and deserves the attention of a strong criminal defense law firm.

Theft

Stolen property valued under $50

  • Misdemeanor of the third degree

Stolen property valued over $50 but under $200

  • Misdemeanor of the second degree

Stolen property valued over $200 but under $1000

  • Misdemeanor of the first degree

Stolen property valued over $2000

  • Felony of the third degree

Stolen property valued over $100,000 but less than $500,000

  • Felony of the second degree

Stolen property valued over $500,000

  • Felony of the first degree

Retail theft

Stolen property valued less than $150

  • First Offense: Summary Offense
  • Second Offense: Misdemeanor of the second degree
  • Third or subsequent offense: Felony of the third degree

Stolen property valued over $150

  • First offense: Misdemeanor of the first degree
  • Second offense: Misdemeanor of the second degree
  • Third or subsequent offense: Felony of the third degree

Stolen property valued over $1000

  • Felony of the third degree

Other Pennsylvania theft charges

Theft is not only for offenses where a person physically steals tangible property from another. Some of the many offenses that fall under the term “theft” include:

  • Theft by deception
  • Theft by extortion
  • Theft of services
  • Theft of trade secrets

These are serious crimes that can lead to felony charges, time in jail, and a criminal record.

Contact a Montgomery County theft defense attorney

The Conner Law Group has served Pennsylvania for over 25 years. Our firm understands how terrible it can be to face criminal charges and we are here to protect your future and fight for your rights. Theft can be a devastating legal matter. One can quickly find themselves facing jail, fines, and a future burdened by a criminal record. All is not lost. The burden of proof is on the state, meaning you do not need to prove your innocence. For strong criminal defense, contact The Conner Law Group to assess your case, explore all legal defenses and fight for you.