Shoplifting is one of the most common theft crimes heard in the Pennsylvania criminal justice system. Although some may consider it to be a relatively minor crime, it comes with penalties, one of which is a record that will follow you and impact future opportunities.

Our dedicated criminal defense attorneys, at Berman & Associates, provide help to those facing shoplifting charges in the Greater Philadelphia area. We aim to eliminate charges whenever possible and when it’s not possible to eliminate all charges, we aggressively negotiate with prosecutors to minimize any penalties our clients may face.

There are diversionary programs available to address shoplifting first time offenders. Depending on your situation, you may qualify for a reduced charge or the charges may be eliminated completely. Often we can have the criminal record erased by petitioning the court for an expungement.

Protect yourself now and into the future by consulting with our team at Berman & Associates to see how we can help you to protect your future opportunities.