If this is your first shoplifting or retail theft charge DO NOT think that it isn’t important to fight it. In Pennsylvania retail theft is a crime that remains on your record for the rest of your life if you plead guilty. Potential employers, landlords and others will be able to see your arrest and conviction record when doing a simple background check. Being convicted of retail theft in PA a labeled a shoplifter can be embarrassing and may even affect your future success. If this is your second or third retail theft offense, you could be facing serious criminal charges and jail time.
Don’t plead guilty without first speaking to an experienced PA retail theft lawyer. Call 610-239-8870 or contact me today for a free and completely confidential evaluation. I have been handling retail theft charges throughout Montgomery County, Chester County, Delaware County, Bucks County, Berks County, and Philadelphia County for over twenty years. I look forward to discussing the facts surrounding your arrest and your options for defense against retail theft or shoplifting charges in PA.
I am Basil D. Beck III. As an experienced PA retail theft defense lawyer, I know Pennsylvania’s criminal statutes and the loss-prevention techniques that stores use to nab shoplifters. Most importantly, I am skilled at mounting an effective defense against retail theft in Pennsylvania and other criminal charges. I have experience and working relationships with loss prevention personnel from Macys, Nordstroms, Wegmans, Walmart, Giant, Kohls, Neiman Marcus and The King of Prussia and Neshaminy Malls as well as the Philadelphia and Reading outlets. ARD is also available in most counties of Pennsylvania for retail theft.
The possible sentences for a retail theft crime can range from up to 90 days in jail to up to 7 years in prison. The sentence will depend upon the value of the property stolen and whether it is your first, second or third offense. As a PA retail theft and shoplifting lawyer, I defend clients against a wide range of retail theft charges in Pennsylvania, including:
If this is the first time you have been charged with retail theft in Pennsylvania, you may be eligible for Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD). ARD permits you to avoid jail time and have the theft conviction cleared from your record if you meet all the requirements and conditions.
For aggressive defense against charges of retail theft or shoplifting in the Norristown area, contact my office to schedule a meeting with an experienced criminal law attorney.
I am an experienced Retail Theft and Shoplifting lawyer practicing in Southeastern PA cities like King of Prussia, Philadelphia, Limerick, Lancaster, Neshaminy, Oxford Valley, Reading, Glenside, and Elkins Park and I work with store such as Macy’s, Nordstroms, Wegmans, Walmart, Giant, and Kohl’s.