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Have You Been Arrested? Contact A Scranton Theft Crime Lawyer.
Theft is the taking of property that isn’t yours. If you take merchandise from a store without paying for it that is Retail Theft. If you fill your tank at a gas station and drive away without paying that is Theft of Services. Finder’s keepers, loser’s weepers, that is Theft of Lost or Mislaid Property.
Two of the more commonly charged theft offenses are Theft by Unlawful Taking and Receiving Stolen Property.
Theft by Unlawful Taking occurs if a person unlawful takes, or exercises unlawful control over property of another with the intent to deprive him thereof.
Receiving Stolen Property is almost always charged when another theft offense is charged. Receiving Stolen Property occurs if a person receives, retains, or disposes of property of another knowing it has been stolen, or believing that it probably has been stolen.
Theft offenses have very serious consequences.
Shane Scanlon has handled hundreds of theft related cases. If you have been arrested or accused of any theft related offense you must seek dedicated representation to explain your options and possible defenses. Call Shane Scanlon Law, experience you can trust.
Penalties for Theft Crimes
If you are convicted of a theft related offense in Pennsylvania the possible penalty will depend on the nature of the charge and value of the property stolen. Penalties can range from fines to prison and include restitution and a permanent record. A conviction for a theft offense can also hinder your ability to get a job.
When facing very serious consequences of being charged with a theft in Lackawanna County, you need an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer from Scranton.