How Theft Charges Affect You

Theft is a crime of dishonesty. It can also be a simple lapse of judgment that shouldn't determine how you are thought of for the rest of your life. Even shoplifting or petty theft can leave a mark on your record that will harm you for years. Especially as a student, you may enter the workforce and be seen as someone who is dishonest, which will affect your ability to find a job and negatively impact your earning capacity.

I have worked theft cases involving students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and in the surrounding area since 1991, when I opened Robert S. Muir, Attorney at Law. I know how to fight to get you the best outcome should you be charged with theft. It is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible to start fighting your charges, and that is exactly what I do by starting with a free consultation to discuss your options.

How To Fight Theft Charges

The very first step you should take is to find a lawyer. If you plead guilty or don't try to fight the charges, they will appear on your record and you may be penalized more harshly than you would with an attorney working to get you the best deal given your circumstances.

It's also possible to have your criminal charges lowered or erased from your record completely, but you need an experienced attorney on your side who can help navigate complex laws. I can help you in this area.

Charged With Theft? Contact Me Today.

For a free consultation to discuss your charges and options for fighting them, call me today at 724-471-6457 or email me.