Theft Attorney in Scranton, Pennsylvania
Theft is a serious criminal offense and can range from petty theft to shoplifting, robbery, grand larceny, auto theft, and more. Given the spectrum of theft charges, it’s important to have a theft charges defense attorney who can build a solid and streamlined defense for you and your case. Bill Peters at the Peters Law Firm has the knowledge and experience needed to effectively and aggressively defend you from the theft charges you face. Proudly serving the Scranton, Clarks Summit, and Northeastern Pennsylvania communities, Peters can and will be the advocate you need.
Theft Charges and You
The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program defines larceny-theft as “the unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another. Examples are thefts of bicycles, thefts of motor vehicle parts and accessories, shoplifting, pocket-picking, or the stealing of any property or article that is not taken by force and violence or by fraud. Attempted larcenies are included. Embezzlement, confidence games, forgery, check fraud, etc., are excluded.”
The Bureau of Justice Statistics offers its own definition of larceny-theft: “Larceny-theft is defined as completed or attempted theft of property or cash without personal contact. Incidents involving theft of property from within the sample household would classify as theft if the offender has a legal right to be in the house (such as a maid, delivery person, or guest). If the offender has no legal right to be in the house, the incident would classify as a burglary.”
The Pennsylvania General Assembly declares that “a person is guilty of theft if he intentionally obtains or withholds property of another by deception.” They go on to clarify that “[deception] does not, however, include falsity as to matters having no pecuniary significance, or puffing by statements unlikely to deceive ordinary persons in the group addressed.”
Your Theft Defense and the Peters Law Firm Difference
If you’ve been accused of theft in the state of Pennsylvania, your entire life can spiral downward into an abyss of extensive jail time & prison time, a ruined reputation, fines, probation, and community service. Given such, it’s important to consider your legal options.
We have the skillset, proficiency, and ingenuity to create a theft defense case for you that will prove to be robust and comprehensive. Our attorney graduated from the University of Scranton with a bachelor’s degree in political science and history and received his Juris Doctor degree from Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware. Peters is a member of the Pennsylvania State Bar Association, as well as a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. With extensive trial experience, Peters was also named by the National Trial Lawyers as a “2016 Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorney.”