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Bucks County Shoplifting Attorney

Shoplifting Attorney Located in Bucks County, PA

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 for shoplifting, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible. Attorney Neal E. Newman has over 45 years of experience during which he has provided criminal defense to those who have been arrested and charged with shoplifting. For a consultation, contact the Law Office of Neal E. Newman.

Pennsylvania Shoplifting Consequences

Theft is defined as the unlawful transfer or control of another’s property. The consequences often depend on the value of the stolen property and the criminal history of the person arrested. An example of retail theft (shoplifting) penalties is as follows:

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

Contact a Bucks County Shoplifting Defense Attorney

Attorney Newman has served Southeastern Pennsylvania for over 45 years. He is ready to fight for your rights. Theft of all kinds is a serious legal matter. One convicted of theft can quickly find him or herself facing jail, fines, and a future burdened by a criminal record. It is important to consult with an attorney if you are in this situation. Contact the Law Office of Neal E. Newman to assess your case, explore all legal defenses and fight for you.

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