Pennsylvania Organized Retail Theft Lawyers
PA Organized Retail Theft Lawyers
Thank you for visiting Lampman Law. If you or someone you love is charged with organized retail theft in Pennsylvania, we can help. We are experienced criminal defense lawyers that are in district and trial courts daily representing people charged with crimes throughout Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania. Since Lampman Law opened we have zealously defended people facing retail theft accusations and have helped our clients avoid the criminal consequences and social stigma of a retail theft conviction.
If you would like us to examine your case, please call Lampman Law at 570-371-3737 to personally discuss the matter with us. We offer a free phone or in-office consultation. All consultations are also welcoming, free of pressure, and confidential.
18 Pa.C.S. § 3929.3. Organized Retail Theft
A person commits organized retail theft if the person organizes, coordinates, controls, supervises, finances or manages any of the activities of an organized retail theft enterprise.
Section 3929.3 defines “organized retail theft enterprise” as a corporation, partnership or any other type of association, whether or not legally formed, operated for the purpose of engaging in violations of the provisions of section 3925 (relating to receiving stolen property) or 3929 (relating to retail theft).
Grading & Penalties
Organized retail theft is a felony offense. Depending on the value involved it is graded as follows:
Second Degree Felony Organized Retail Theft (F2)
A felony of the second degree is punishable by a maximum of 10 years imprisonment and a $25,000 fine. The OGS is 7. It is graded as a (F2) when:
The amount involved is $20,000.00 or more.
Third Degree Felony Theft by Extortion (F3)
A felony of the third degree is punishable by a maximum of 7 years imprisonment and a $15,000 fine. The OGS is 6. It is graded as a (F3) when:
The amount involved is between $5,000 and $19,999.00.
Lampman Law Defends Organized Retail Theft Cases
It is extremely important to timely hire an experienced Pennsylvania criminal defense when facing organized retail theft charges. As explained, these felony cases are complex and the accused’s freedom and other important rights are at risk. Hiring the right criminal defense lawyer, as soon as possible, can help the accused build their case by gathering the evidence to build a robust defense. It is the best chance for an accused to preserve their liberty, legal rights, and their reputation.
When choosing a lawyer, it is important to seek the services of a lawyer that primarily practices criminal defense and that the lawyer has personally handled retail theft cases in the county where the charge is being prosecuted. Likewise, it is vital that the lawyer can and will conduct a full investigation into the facts and circumstances of the allegation. Obviously, challenges to the valuation of the items or funds allegedly stolen are extremely important in defending retail theft prosecutions.
Please contact us at 570-371-3737 if you have any questions. Should you choose to trust us with your case, our fees are reasonable, we always use detailed written fee agreements, and payment plans (including credit card payment) can be arranged.