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Theft

Theft by Deception, Unsworn Falsifying, and Official Oppression

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

A seven-year veteran of the Philadelphia police force was recently arrested for his alleged part in falsifying arrest paperwork, with a motive of directing credit and overtime pay to a fellow police officer. However, that officer was not even present during that particular arrest. The 29-year-old officer was charged with attempted theft by deception,… Read More »

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Theft

The Crime of Theft

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

The crime of theft has both minimal and severe punishment and relies heavily on the value of the stolen property. The attorney you choose to defend you is very important because you could be facing harsh prison terms and fines. You need an experienced and dedicated Philadelphia theft attorney to fight on your behalf…. Read More »

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Shoplifting

Shoplifting is Much More than a Harmless Offense

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Shoplifting is a crime that is often seen as minor or harmless. Of course, this view changes tremendously when you are the person faced with shoplifting charges. You will not only face criminal charges but you can also be held civilly liable. Take these charges seriously because a shoplifting conviction can have a profound… Read More »

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Components of Robbery Cases in Pennsylvania

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Robbery falls under the crime category of theft. However, while theft is typically taking personal property from another person without their consent, one of the components of robbery is the menacing part – usually, there is violence, force, or a threat of some sort involved in robbery. (Consider the difference between armed robbery and… Read More »

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