A Determined Philadelphia Lawyer Fights for Clients Charged with Theft or Robbery
Defending clients on a variety of theft charges
Theft is the criminal act of taking someone’s property without that person’s permission. Theft crimes range in severity from petty theft, most often a misdemeanor, to grand theft, which is a felony. Grand theft applies to stolen property valued at $300 or more. Robbery is theft that involves harm or the threat of harm. If you have been charged with theft or robbery, it is important that you contact a Philadelphia theft attorney as soon as possible. The experienced legal team at the Law Offices of David Jay Glassman has dealt successfully with cases such as yours for more than three decades. Based in the Philadelphia metro area, we also handle cases in surrounding areas. Our defense attorney’s energy, dedication and creative problem-solving abilities serve clients well throughout their case.
Serious consequences for theft convictions
The penalties for theft convictions range in severity as follows:
- Petty theft: Even first-time offenders convicted of petty theft could spend up to six months in county jail as well as being required to pay fines, penalties and court costs.
- Grand theft: The circumstances surrounding the act in addition to the value of the stolen property will likely determine whether grand theft is a felony or misdemeanor charge. There is the possibility of probation or community service, restitution and jail or prison time. If someone uses a weapon or threatens to do so while committing grand theft, the penalties are more severe.
To obtain a robbery conviction, the state must prove that property was taken from another person, against that person’s wishes, using coercion or intimidation with a clear intent of depriving the person of his or her property.
A strong defense against theft charges
If you are convicted of theft or robbery, your entire future is at risk. Those with a criminal record will find it difficult to find a good job and impossible to obtain a professional license. Even if you are only charged with a misdemeanor, you should have your case reviewed by an experienced Philadelphia misdemeanors attorney to defend you against theft charges.
Your choice of a Philadelphia criminal defense attorney could mean the difference between a criminal conviction and a dismissal or plea bargain for reduced charges. David Jay Glassman, with more than three decades of legal experience, fights hard to ensure your freedom and your future.
Contact a Philadelphia attorney who can deliver the best possible outcome
At the Law Offices of David Jay Glassman, we have the legal skills and experience required to defend you in a courtroom or negotiate a plea bargain — whichever you decide is most beneficial to you and your future. Our firm could be your single greatest asset in your fight for your freedom. Call us today at 215-563-7100 or contact us online.