Theft

The stakes are high if you’ve been charged with Shoplifting

  • We have extensive courtroom experience fighting Shoplifting (retail theft) cases
  • Our attorneys have the experience and knowledge to fight shoplifting charges
  • Even the most minor charges like Shoplifting can have serious consequences
  • Now is Your Chance to Possibly:

  • Avoid a lifetime of embarrassment
  • Clear your name
  • Avoid jail time

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The State of Pennsylvania defines theft as the unlawful seizure or depravation of moveable property; or transfer or exercise of control of immoveable property with intent to benefit one’s self. The method of theft can fall under a number of categories:
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  • Shoplifting
  • Deception
  • Extortion
  • Receiving Stolen Property
  • Bad Checks
  • Theft from a Motor Vehicle
  • Property Lost, Mislaid, or Delivered by Mistake

The punishments for theft in PA vary depending on the method and value of the property taken.

Pennsylvania Shoplifting Penalties

Items Value Charge Maximum Penalty
Under $50 Misdemeanor 3 1 Year in Prison
Over $50 Misdemeanor 2 3 Years in Prison
Over $200 Misdemeanor 1 5 Years in Prison
Over $2,000 Felony 3 7 Years in Prison
  • Any theft charge involving a firearm is automatically charged at the Felony level.
  • Any theft of a automobile or other vehicle is also automatically charged at the Felony level.
  • Shoplifting (Retail Theft) charges involve enhanced penalties based on prior offenses and monetary value.
  • Bad Check penalties vary based on monetary value.

Meet Our Attorneys

Justin J. McShane, Esq.
Justin J. McShane, Esq.

Chairman/CEO
Specializing in DUI and Criminal Law
Timothy M. Barrouk, Esq.
Timothy M. Barrouk, Esq.

Senior Litigation Associate
Shawn M. Dorward, Esq.
Shawn M. Dorward, Esq.

Litigation Associate
Katherine McShane, Esq.
Katherine McShane, Esq.

Litigation Associate
Richard S. Roberts Jr., Esq.
Richard S. Roberts Jr., Esq.

Litigation Associate
Kaitlyn Clarkson, Esq.
Kaitlyn Clarkson, Esq.

Appellate and Post-Conviction Attorney
Jason Jefferis, Esq.
Jason Jefferis, Esq.

Litigation Associate

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