Fighting Aggressively For The Best Outcome For Your Theft Case
You or your loved one has been charged with a theft-related crime in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. You know that the case could go one of two ways: The charges could be dropped altogether or end in only a probation sentence. Or, the case could end in a conviction that results in fines, jail time and all the negative consequences of a criminal record.
I am criminal defense attorney Kevin O'Neill, and at my firm, The Law Offices of Kevin M. O'Neill, LLC, simply settling for a conviction is never an option. I understand that a criminal conviction can mean far more than a few days in jail and fines. It can make it more difficult to get a better job, to get housing, even to get student loans or join the military. That is why I fight aggressively against criminal charges for my Delaware County clients, whether they involve petty shoplifting or more serious offenses like burglary.
At my firm, communication between attorney and client is key. I make it a priority to always keep my clients well-informed about their cases and to be available to meet when they have questions or concerns.
Your Legal Advocate In The Criminal Justice System
In Pennsylvania, many crimes that are commonly known by retail theft, larceny and other names fall under the charge of theft by unlawful taking. Whether charges are brought as a misdemeanor or felony depends on many factors, which include:
- Value of the property in question
- Whether the property stolen was a firearm
My firm handles theft by unlawful taking cases, as well as burglary, robbery and robbery of a vehicle (carjacking) cases.
Where my experience works to my clients’ advantage is in carefully analyzing the facts of a case and determining how the prosecution is likely to proceed. If the evidence is weak, it may be possible to get charges dropped entirely, or at least reduced for the lightest possible sentence. Otherwise, I am ready to take an aggressive stance at trial and fight for an acquittal before a judge or jury.