Pennsylvania Shoplifting Attorney
Shoplifting is sometimes thought of as a less minor offense. However, if convicted on shoplifting charges, it can remain on your criminal record. And, the penalties for shoplifting are often based on the value of the items. It is critical to seek help from an experienced lawyer who can protect your rights and keep a shoplifting conviction off your record.
At Applebaum & Associates, we provide skilled criminal defense services to people charged with shoplifting throughout Pennsylvania. We can ensure your rights are protected every step of the way. Contact us to schedule your consultation at one of our Pennsylvania office locations.
Serving Bucks County, Lehigh County, Montgomery County and Philadelphia
Shoplifting – which can also be called retail theft or employee theft – is a petty theft charge. In some situations, the penalty for shoplifting may not be that severe. However, if you keep your record clean, you can avoid any problems in the future. For example, if you are charged with shoplifting in the future, you will automatically be charged with a misdemeanor and risk jail time.
Additionally, a shoplifting conviction can remain on your criminal record. This could affect your employment opportunities, scholarship opportunities and ability to rent an apartment. It will show up on your background check. An attorney from our firm can build a strong defense on your behalf and help you avoid the consequences of a conviction.
Applebaum & Associates explores options to keep you out of jail. The ARD (Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition) program is available for first-time shoplifting offenders. If you participate in the ARD program, you will pay a fine, be placed on probation for up to two years and perform community service.
Verdict: “I was accused of date rape and attorney Applebaum was able to show these allegations were completely false and convinced the district attorney to withdraw the charges.”"
Verdict:“I was charged with raping a girl I was dating and thanks to attorney Applebaum’s investigation he was able to prove with the Commonwealth's evidence and the alleged victim's phone records that during the time I was allegedly raping her she was on the phone with her girlfriend and other friends for over an hour.”"
Verdict:“I was accused of raping a family member and facing 40 years in jail. I was innocent and I refused to plead guilty. After Applebaum tried the case I was found not guilty and I now have my life and freedom back thanks to attorney Applebaum.”"
Verdict: “I was accused of stabbing a fellow party goer after a fight erupted and attorney Applebaum was able to prove to the jury that it was another party goer that delivered the almost fate wound. I was acquitted and now I am a member of law enforcement.”"
Verdict: “I was accused of dealing drugs and was facing a mandatory 5-10 year prison sentence. After a jury trial attorney Applebaum proved entrapment and I was acquitted of all charges.”"
"Charge: 3rd Offense DUI
Verdict: “I was being charged with a third offense DUI with a 1 year mandatory prison sentence, attorney Applebaum was able to subpoena the officer's dashboard camera and with the testimony of his toxicologist the jury came back with a verdict of not guilty after only 30 mins of deliberation.”"
"Charge: Drug Crime
Verdict: “I was charged with being a methamphetamine dealer and thanks to attorney Applebaum , even though I went to jail for a few years attorney Applebaum was able to retain through negotiation over $ 2 million in assets so my family could remain in my family home and my children could go to private school.”"
"Charge: Aggravated Assault
Verdict: “I was charged with aggravated assault and attempted homicide and I took a bench trial in front of a judge and attorney Applebaum argued that one punch should be considered simple assault and after explaining the circumstances regarding my wife cheating. I received a sentence of 30 days probation.”"
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Contact our office today to discuss your shoplifting case. You can reach a member of our firm 24/7 for a free initial phone consultation. We will help you understand the legal issues involved in your case and let you know what we can do to help. We accept most major credit cards and offer payment plans for your convenience.