- Theft offenses in Pennsylvania cover a wide range of conduct, and you may be charged with an offense without having the culpable intent required for conviction. The penalties for these offenses are stiff, as the offenses range from misdemeanors to felonies. If charged, you should consult an attorney at once.
- With legal counsel these offenses can be beaten or reduced, and allow you to move on with your life without having to relive the mistake at every job interview.
- The primary laws involved when charged with a theft offense are located in Title 18 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, Chapter 39. These statutes are complex, and contain numerous cross-references. Therefore, it is imperative that you seek competent legal counsel when charged. These links are provided for your convenience only. For additional information or questions you will need to contact our office and speak with an experience criminal lawyer.
Title 18 Chapter 39. Theft and Related Offenses[i]
- 3901. Definitions.
- 3902. Consolidation of theft offenses.
- 3903. Grading
- 3904. Arrest without warrant.
- 3921. by unlawful taking or disposition.
- 3922. by deception.
- 3923. by extortion.
- 3924. of property lost, mislaid, or delivered by mistake.
- 3925. Receiving stolen property.
- 3926. of services.
- 3927. by failure to make required disposition of funds received.
- 3928. Unauthorized use of automobiles and other vehicles.
- 3929. Retail theft.
- 3929.1. Library theft.
- 3929.2. Unlawful possession of retail or library theft instruments.
- 3929.3. Organized retail theft.
- 3930. of trade secrets.
- 3931. of unpublished dramas and musical compositions.
- 3932. of leased property.
- 3934. from a motor vehicle.
[i] These links may not reflect the latest amendments to the law.
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