Philadelphia Theft Defense Lawyers

The Philadelphia theft defense lawyers at Shuttleworth Law want to see our clients beat their charges. For decades, our legal team has successfully defended the rights of wrongfully accused Pennsylvanians and their loved ones so that they retain their freedoms and civil liberties. We use our hands-on experience to devise case strategies that meet our client’s objectives without sugarcoating potential case outcomes.

“Theft charges require prosecutors to prove concrete case elements to secure a win for their side. Without meeting their burden of proof, no one should ever have to go to prison or pay fines for an unproven crime. My legal team rises to the challenge every day to protect people and their legal rights.”

Brad V. Shuttleworth, Esq.

Founder & Philadelphia Criminal Defense Lawyer, Shuttleworth Law

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Learn more about how our Philadelphia theft defense lawyers can help by scheduling your Free Case Evaluation. Call Shuttleworth Law at (215) 774-1371 or message us online about your case here. We can also arrange a secure video conference if you cannot visit our office.

Shuttleworth Law Defends PA Theft Charges

The Philadelphia theft defense lawyers at Shuttleworth Law will assess your case, so you have the information you need to make a sound decision. If there is a weakness in the prosecutor’s methods or theories, we will not hold back when driving holes through their case or presenting alternative evidence. You can also count on us to deliver all information in plain language while answering your questions throughout the process.

Shuttleworth Law represents a wide range of theft charges under Title 18, Chapter 39 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, including:

  • 3921. Theft by unlawful taking or disposition
  • 3922. Theft by deception
  • 3923. Theft by extortion
  • 3924. Theft of property lost, mislaid, or delivered by mistake
  • 3925. Receiving stolen property
  • 3926. Theft of services
  • 3927. Theft by failure to make required disposition of funds received
  • 3928. Unauthorized use of automobiles and other vehicles
  • 3929. Retail theft
  • 3930. Theft of trade secrets
  • 3931. Theft of unpublished dramas and musical compositions
  • 3932. Theft of leased property
  • 3934. Theft from a motor vehicle

The Philadelphia theft defense attorneys on our legal team know how to argue against evidence, assert your right to fair court proceedings, and safeguard your rights throughout the case. Penalties can be severe, so fighting the charges as aggressively as possible is essential. Shuttleworth Law will always put your rights and interests above all else if you select us as your defense team.

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Are you ready to learn more about what Shuttleworth Law thinks about your situation? If so, schedule your Free Case Evaluation by calling us at (215) 774-1371. We will be ready to get you the answers you need and deserve at the time of your appointment.

Clients Rave About Our Results

Our Philadelphia theft defense lawyers put you FIRST. Shuttleworth Law will not let a legal opportunity get away from you if a chance to win exists. No matter what happened or who was involved, you are working with a loyal team of legal professionals who are always looking out for your rights and interests.

This approach leads to incredible results: Here are just a few of the many testimonials Shuttleworth Law has received from clients recently and over the years:

Our Philadelphia Theft Defense Lawyers Secure Victories

Shuttleworth Law focuses on achieving client results. As always, our primary focus is getting the results that you want. However, all cases are unique; but it is reassuring to know that our Philadelphia theft defense lawyers have achieved incredible client outcomes throughout their legal careers.

Here are just a few results from some tough cases in the past:

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. C.L.

Ruling: Not Guilty


Client charged with armed robbery of a bank in Philadelphia. The incident was caught on video. Trial was held in front of a judge, and client was found NOT GUILTY of all charges. The defense was mistaken identification. As a criminal defense lawyer in Philadelphia, I take great pride in achieving the most advantageous outcome.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. D.A.

Ruling: Not Guilty


Client was charged with aggravated assault of a correctional officer while in custody at the Detention Center in Philadelphia, PA (part of the Philadelphia Prison System). He testified that he had to punch the correctional officer in self-defense, because he was attacked by two officers. Client was found NOT GUILTY.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. D.C.

Ruling: Not Guilty


Client accused of burglarizing a home at night.  A neighbor witness claimed to have seen the burglar and recognized him as client.  Witness also claimed he knew client from the neighborhood, which is why he recognized him.  Mistaken identification was the defense. Client found NOT GUILTY of all charges.

Don’t Pay the Price for a Theft Conviction in Pennsylvania

The grading and severity of theft offenses in Pennsylvania are determined mainly by item value and past convictions. Generally, the greater the value of the alleged stolen property, the more severe the penalties under law. For felony violations, firearm and motor vehicle thefts are inherently much harsher.

Let’s take a look at what is on the line in terms of penalties according to the value of the theft:

  • $500,000+: A first-degree felony, punishable by up to 20 years in prison and $25,000 in fines
  • $100,000 – $500,000: A second-degree felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and $25,000 in fines
  • $2,000 – $100,000: A third-degree felony, punishable by a maximum of seven years in prison and a $15,000 fine.
  • $200 – $2,000: A first-degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to five years in prison and $10,000 in fines
  • $50 – $200: A second-degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to two years in prison and $5,000 in fines
  • Less than $50: A third-degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in prison and $2,500 in fines

Theft offenses using a firearm in Pennsylvania are more severely penalized. For example, taking or receiving a stolen firearm could lead to a second-degree felony, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and $25,000 in fines. Prosecutors will punish you to the fullest extent of the law if they think they can secure a conviction under these circumstances.

What Makes Shuttleworth Law Different from Other Firms

RESULTS and REASSURANCE set Shuttleworth Law apart from other firms. While all criminal defense attorneys have the right training to advise you on your legal rights, their methods for achieving these outcomes may differ. Our firm has cultivated decades of resources and experiences so that we can deliver outstanding client results.

By hiring Shuttleworth Law to represent you in court, you are hiring a team that offers:

  • In-depth criminal justice knowledge
  • Defense against severe penalties and fines
  • Damage control with police, prosecutors, and media
  • Efficient case management if time is of the essence
  • No fear of going to trial if you decide

Critical case errors can lead to future issues, such as restrictions in employment and housing options, not to mention the associated penalties. Make sure you give yourself every chance at beating your charges by hiring the skilled Philadelphia theft defense attorneys at Shuttleworth Law today.

Check out what our founder, Brad V. Shuttleworth, Esq., has to say about why you should hire us:

We represent people charged with theft crimes in Bridesburg-Kensington-Port Richmond, Center City, Far Northeast Philadelphia, Germantown-Chestnut Hill, Kensington, Northeast Philadelphia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Roxborough-Manayunk, South Philadelphia, Southwest Philadelphia, North Philadelphia, West Philadelphia, and all surrounding areas.

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Get My Free Case Evaluation with Shuttleworth Law

Shuttleworth Law welcomes prospective clients and their loved ones to contact our office for legal advice. Theft charges carry severe consequences in Pennsylvania if convicted. However, these charges are DEFENSIBLE, meaning that opportunities may exist to get them dropped, dismissed, or reduced before even stepping foot into a courtroom.

While all cases are unique, you can trust the client-focused legal services provided by Shuttleworth Law when your life and future are on the line. Call our Philadelphia theft defense lawyers now for your Free Case Evaluation at (215) 774-1371 or complete our intake form below.

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