Pittsburgh Theft Crime Lawyer

Penalties for Theft Crimes

Most theft crimes will be charged as misdemeanors. The charge is normally determined by the value of the item(s) stolen, but there are other factors that could enhance the crime to a felony. If the value is over $2,000 it will be classified as a felony. You can refer to our page Grading Offenses to find out the general outline of penalties. The state's theft laws, however, can be complex and without knowing the full circumstances of the charges against you, a Pittsburgh criminal defense lawyer cannot say exactly what the penalties will be. Theft crimes are categorized in state law and some of these include:

  • Theft by unlawful taking
  • Theft by deception
  • Theft by extortion
  • Theft of property lost, mislaid or delivered by mistake
  • Receiving stolen property
  • Retail theft
  • Theft from a motor vehicle
  • Unauthorized use of automobiles and other vehicles

The penalties will depend upon the individual circumstances surrounding your particular case.

Theft Crime Attorney in Pittsburgh

Whenever someone is charged with a crime, our advice is to act and act quickly to retain a criminal defense attorney that you can trust. You want to feel confident that whatever can be done to improve your circumstances, will be done. Our firm has a reputation for producing results for our clients. We have a known reputation as fighters. To get anything done in the criminal justice system, you must be able to act aggressively when necessary but also to able to negotiate with the prosecution when possible. It is an important balance. When choosing your attorney, look for their past results.

Charged with theft? Contact a Pittsburgh criminal attorney today to find out how we can help.

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