Theft Defense Attorneys With More Than 20 Years Of Experience
When faced with theft charges, it is important to work with a law firm that is not only professional in the way it conducts itself, but is also experienced enough to confidently guide you through the process of building an effective defense.
At Chan & Associates in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, our two attorneys have more than 20 years of combined experience. They understand the complexities of serious criminal defense matters like theft charges and use their experience to help our clients achieve a favorable resolution.
Penalties For Theft Crimes
Theft crimes — whether you were charged with retail theft, forgery or shoplifting — can have wide-ranging penalties depending on the specific circumstances. Theft can be a misdemeanor crime that can lead to up to one year in jail with a $2,500 fine. It can also be charged as a felony crime that comes with a maximum 10-year jail sentence and $25,000 in fines.
In addition to legal penalties, a theft conviction may also come with restitution — meaning you may be ordered to pay back the victim for whatever property or money was taken and not returned.
Building Strong Defenses For Theft Crimes
A theft charge does not have to ruin your life. There are ways to challenge the charges against you, and our experienced theft lawyers can help you determine which is right for you.
Did you mistakenly take someone else’s property, thinking it was yours? Is the property you are accused of taking actually yours? Were you intoxicated to the point that it affected your ability to know that what you were doing was wrong or illegal?
Any of these reasons, as well as others, can be strong defenses against theft charges.
Nonjudgmental Attorneys Focused On Protecting You
We know that facing criminal charges is one of the most difficult situations a person can face in life. We are not here to judge you. Instead, we are here to help minimize the consequences you face so you can move on with your life.