Shoplifting Crimes in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania takes shoplifting from retail stores very seriously. Those who do commit these crimes will be held accountable for breaking the law and may even feel the repercussions for years after the incident. It is important to note that retail theft has different consequences than other forms of theft, although the penalties are still serious. Like any theft crime, the penalties are largely based on the value of the property that was stolen.

If an individual steals property from a retail store that is valued at less than $150, the consequences are as follows:

  • First offense: summary offense
  • Second offense: misdemeanor of the second degree
  • Third or subsequent offense: felony of the third degree

If the stolen property is valued between $150 and $999, the consequences are as follows:

  • First offense: misdemeanor of the first degree
  • Second offense: misdemeanor of the second degree
  • Third or subsequent offense: felony of the third degree

If the stolen property is valued at $1000 or greater, the individual will face a felony of the third degree. Individuals convicted of this crime may face up to 7 years of imprisonment.

Anyone convicted of retail theft may face thousands of dollars in fines as well as significant jail time. If you or a loved one has been charged with a retail theft crime in Pennsylvania, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney today.

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