Bucks County Robbery and Theft Lawyer
Theft and robbery charges are serious. A conviction of theft in Bucks County, Pennsylvania can result in long prison sentences, and incredibly harsh financial penalties. A criminal record of theft can lead to difficulties in obtaining employment and housing, and can even damage the way you are perceived and trusted by your own friends and family.
If you are facing allegations of theft, it is absolutely critical that reach out to an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as you can. Prosecuting attorneys are trained to overwhelm defendants with aggressive tactics: it simply isn’t a fair fight to face the prosecution on your own. Call Young, Marr & Associates today at (215) 701-6519 in Pennsylvania to schedule your free, confidential case evaluation.
How Our Bucks County Theft Defense Attorneys Can Help
If you or someone you know has been accused of committing theft, it is simply not in your best interests to argue your own case against a trained, knowledgeable prosecuting attorney. However, you can level the playing field and give yourself the best possible chance at in-trial success by retaining the assistance of a seasoned Bucks County theft attorney to defend your case.
At Young, Marr & Associates, we can:
- Provide you with the most aggressive and results-oriented theft defense possible.
- Help you alleviate or even abolish any theft penalties.
- Deal with court fines and other issues stemming from your arrest.
If you are facing criminal charges, you have enough stress on your mind. Let our attorneys help lift your burden with our experience, knowledge, and compassion.
Types of Pennsylvania Theft Charges We Handle
In Pennsylvania, theft is a broad charge with encompasses a variety of theft-related offenses. Our theft attorneys handle the full spectrum of theft-related charges, including:
- Identity Theft
- Misdemeanor and Felony Theft (Pennsylvania)
Penalties for Theft in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania handles crime classification with different language, though the idea of classification based on severity is the same. These terms are analogous to the more commonly-known felony and misdemeanor classifications, which Pennsylvania applies. Depending on the seriousness of the offense, a theft can be classified as either DP/petty/misdemeanor, or indictable/felony.
It’s important to note that not only is committing theft considered a theft crime, but also receiving stolen goods. Theft can apply to property or services (e.g. stealing cable) in Bucks County, Pennsylvaina.
In Pennsylvania, crimes of theft are either misdemeanor offenses, or felony offenses. Again, the predominant factor in classification is value of the property stolen, but additional factors can come into play.
- Value: $50-$199
- Classification: 2nd Degree Misdemeanor
- Maximum Sentence: Two years
- Maximum Fine: $5,000
- Value: $200-$2,000
- Classification: 1st Degree Misdemeanor
- Maximum Sentence: Five years
- Maximum Fine: $10,000
- Value: $2,001 and higher
- Classification: 3rd Degree Felony
- Maximum Sentence: Seven years
- Maximum Fine: $15,000
Theft as a 2nd Degree or 1st Degree Felony is determined not by financial value, but by outside factors. For example, theft becomes a 2nd Degree Felony when:
- The theft is committed during a disaster (war, or a natural disaster).
- The property is a gun.
For a 2nd Degree Felony:
- Maximum Sentence: 10 years
- Maximum Fine: $25,000
Theft Becomes a 1st Degree Felony when:
- An individual receives a stolen gun, and is in the business of buying and selling stolen property (e.g. a black market arms dealer).
For a 1st Degree Felony:
- Maximum Sentence: 20 years
- Maximum Fine: $25,000
Our Bucks County, PA Theft and Robbery Lawyers Can Help You
At Young, Marr and Associates, we bring more than three decades of criminal law experience as theft lawyers to the table. With over 10,000 criminal cases’ worth of experience, we are committed to providing all of our clients with only the highest degree of dedication and research in order to aggressively and effectively represent each and every case.
If you are facing theft charges in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, you need to contact an experienced theft attorney immediately. Contact our law offices online to arrange for a free and confidential attorney consultation today, or call (215) 701-6519 in Pennsylvania.
NO JAIL TIME
Commonwealth v. "H" (DUI case)
Client was charged with three separate DUI cases calling for mandatory minimum imprisonment of 90 days on each case. Client was advised to seek immediate intensive alcohol counseling. Client was sentenced to 1 year of house arrest after serving 3 days in the county prison.
Commonwealth v. "C" (Felony drug/Firearms case)
Client was charged with felony Delivery of drugs and illegal gun possession and was facing a mandatory 3-6 year prison sentence in the State prison system. Client was sentenced to one year of house arrest.
Commonwealth v. "S"
Client was charged with simple assault, domestic. After a hearing where evidence and testimony was presented, the entire case was dismissed by Judge Leonard Brown.
State of New Jersey v. "H"
Charges for young man charged with second degree aggravated assault were downgraded to third degree and he was accepted into the County Pretrial Intervention program with charges to be dismissed and record expunged after one year of misconduct free behavior.
OUR CRIMINAL DEFENSE TEAM INCLUDES TWO FORMER DISTRICT ATTORNEYS
We have decades of experience dealing with local police departments, prosecutors, and judges throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Anyone facing charges involving a criminal offense can expect to experience a heightened degree of emotional turmoil, for themselves, as well as their family members. Our team of highly qualified criminal law attorneys and expert legal support staff are committed to providing each of our client’s with the compassion and understanding they deserve, as well as an aggressive plan for representation at an affordable price.
As former prosecutors, we have a balanced and in-depth understanding of the criminal justice system and how the prosecution prepares cases. In addition, we have long-standing experience dealing with local police departments, prosecutors and judges throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
At Young, Marr and Associates, when we say “experience matters,” we mean it. Our lawyers, which include two former prosecutors and a former senior deputy district attorney bring more than three decades of criminal law experience, handling more than 10,000 criminal cases. It is precisely that experience that allows us to achieve outstanding results for our clients facing DUI, traffic, felony and misdemeanor charges in state, federal and juvenile courts.