Columbia County Theft Defense Attorney

A theft crime conviction is not something you would want to put on your resume. Unfortunately, whether you tell your employer or not, businesses routinely conduct background checks of prospective employees. A conviction or even an arrest for theft can make it harder to get a job.

As a criminal defense lawyer with more than 18 years of experience handling theft offenses, I understand how important it is to keep a one-time mistake from having a negative effect on your life. My law office is conveniently located on Main Street in downtown Bloomsburg, one block from the Columbia County courthouse and within walking distance of Bloomsburg University.

I represent people charged with all types of theft crimes, including:

  • Shoplifting
  • Petit or petty theft
  • Felony theft
  • Auto theft
  • Robbery
  • Trespassing
  • Burglary
  • Identify theft
  • Unauthorized use of another person's credit card
  • Writing a bad check

The seriousness of a theft crime usually depends on the value of the property taken. Theft of property valued at more than $2,000 is a felony. Robbery (theft from a person by force or threat of force) and burglary (entering a home, business or automobile to commit a crime) is a felony regardless of the value of the property taken.

Even misdemeanor theft of a small amount of property would result in a permanent criminal history if you plead guilty to the charges. For this reason, it's important to seek the advice of an experienced attorney. My goal is to resolve the charges without a criminal conviction if that is possible.

Shoplifting Charge Lawyer Serving Montour County

For detailed guidance that is tailored directly to your unique situation, contact me, Columbia County theft defense lawyer David H. Trathen, online or call 570-284-3088 or toll free 877-772-5261 to discuss your specific legal concerns today. I serve clients in Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties in Pennsylvania.