V. Erik Petersen


Pennsylvania Criminal Defense Lawyer

Under Pennsylvania law, Theft is a serious crime. Each offense results in increasingly severe penalties. At the Law Offices of V. Erik Petersen, I have defended many people who have been accused of theft. If you face theft charges, you need a tenacious, knowledgeable attorney to defend you.
Contact the Law Offices of V. Erik Petersen for a free consultation.

Theft Cases
I handle theft related cases that involve

    * Robbery
    * Property crimes such as Burglary and Arson
    * Retail Theft, aka shoplifting
    * Car theft
    * Forgery
    * ATM and Credit Card Theft
    * Employee Theft, also called Embezzlement

Retail Theft charges are unlike other types of theft charges. First and second offenses can be treated as summary offenses, which usually means only a fine is due. However, a third offense is a felony and now jail time is a real possibility. In other theft cases, courts determine the level of offense by the value of the item that was taken.

Regardless of the level of charge, a theft conviction is a crime of dishonesty, which can make it very difficult to get a job. Whenever possible, I look for a reason for the state to drop the charges. Failing that, I tenaciously fight to minimize the charges. Because I used to be an Assistant District Attorney, I know how prosecutors think. I am also familiar with many of the Judges and prosecutors that practice in this area.

If you face theft charges, contact a Harleysville, Pennsylvania criminal defense attorney for a free consultation.

The Law Offices of V. Erik Petersen represents clients throughout Pennsylvania including the cities of Lansdale, Norristown, North Wales, Kulpsville, Collegeville, Blue Bell, Reading, Doylestown, Pottstown, Philadelphia, Hatboro, King of Prussia, Conshohocken, Sellersville, Levittown, Harleysville, Hatfield, Horsham, Hatboro, Skippack, Telford, and Limerick.

Montgomery County • Bucks County • Berks County • Chester County • Delaware County • Philadelphia County • Lehigh County • Northampton County

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