Allentown Theft Attorney
If you have been charged with theft, you are looking at some serious penalties that could affect both your checkbook and your freedom. Theft charges should not be taken lightly in Pennsylvania, and you need a legal team who will work aggressively to mitigate the outcomes of the accusations. At van der Veen, Hartshorn and Levin, that is precisely what you will get. Our experienced Allentown theft attorneys believe in your constitutional right to a vigorous defense, and will fight for your rights today.
Punishments can be Severe
Allegedly receiving, holding, or disposing of stolen property are all actions that can result in theft charges. Additionally, obtaining services for oneself or for someone else without providing required compensation (like by tampering with a water meter, for example) is considered theft. The consequences associated with theft are based on a number of factors. First and foremost, the value of the item(s) that were allegedly taken is connected with specific penalties. An individual’s previous convictions will factor in, as well.
- In general, those convicted of theft can anticipate anywhere from a year or less in jail to more than ten years in prison.
- Restitution and fines often accompany these sentences.
- For merchandise and/or auto theft, fines can get as high as $15,000.
Mitigating the Consequences
Your experienced legal team at van der Veen, Hartshorn and Levin will work to dispute any evidence presented against you. Clearly, a finding of innocence is the ultimate goal. In the worst of circumstances, reducing the charges and the accompanying fines and/or incarceration can be a big win. We have a number of strategies to attack your charges, from finding inconsistencies in the police report to challenging the testimony of witnesses. We will leave no stone unturned in your defense.
Alternative for First Offenders
For first offenders, there is a possibility of becoming enrolled in the state’s Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition(ARD) program. By successfully completing the program and paying court costs and fines, you will have the opportunity to have your record expunged without ever serving any time behind bars.
Choosing the Right Legal Team
Your life and liberty are at stake: making the right choice in a legal team can have a huge impact on your future. At van der Veen, Hartshorn and Levin, we offer our clients the peace of mind that comes with an aggressive, thorough defense, including:
- A comprehensive examination of the evidence presented by the prosecution;
- An in-depth analysis of witness testimony, police reports, and other documentation associated with the case;
- An assertive confrontation of any inconsistencies in the case;
- An argument to have weak charges dropped or lessened.
Don’t spend another moment with questions as to how to proceed. Contact our Allentown office today to schedule a free, confidential consultation and get our team working for you.
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DUI Not Guilty
Child Pornography Not Guilty
Governor’s pardon Pardon Granted
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Drug Trafficking Not Guilty
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Throughout the years, our firm and our individual attorneys have been recognized in both local and national media for our extensive legal knowledge, experience, and record of success. Our attorneys frequently appear in the media to provide insight and information on various legal matters, including high-profile cases.
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Unrivaled Record of SuccessWe have won tens of millions of dollars for injured victims, and have achieved countless "not guilty" verdicts for clients faced with criminal charges.
No Challenge too BigOur firm has handled some of the biggest cases in country, including representing the President of the United States.
We understand that every case is unique. Therefore, we tailor our approach based on the facts of the case and the needs of our client.
Uncompromising PassionOur competitive nature is one of our strongest qualities. You can be confident that no other firm will outwork our team.
Holistic ApproachNot only do we want to excel legally for the client, but we also want to make sure we are strengthening their mind, body and spirt.
Supporting the CommunityOur team engages in many community events and regularly donates time and resources to many charitable organizations in Philadelphia.
Home to Philadelphia’s most accomplished attorneys, van der Veen, Hartshorn and Levin pairs diverse practice experience with a passion-driven, comprehensive law practice—all for the client’s benefit.