If you’ve been charged with a crime in Bristol Township, you will need a Bucks County criminal defense lawyer – an ally who truly understands Pennsylvania’s local laws.

In recent years, the Bristol Township police department has frequently apprehended and charged individuals for the following crimes:

  • Theft
  • Burglary
  • Vandalism

What is Considered Theft in Bristol Township?

In basic terminology, theft is the unlawful taking of someone else’s property and in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, if you have been charged with theft, the prosecutor most be able to verify that you committed the act with the intent to deprive the owner of his or her property.

While the prosecutor gathers evidence to use against you in court, don’t sit back and idly wait for them to build a case against you. The best offense is a strong defense. Contacting a Bucks County criminal defense attorney as soon as you’ve been charged with a theft crime is always the best defense you can arm yourself.

If you are convicted with theft in Pennsylvania, the penalties can be severe and the damage to your permanent record can wreck your life. It can make it nearly impossible to receive a job where you can be trusted with finances, and taking out loans for homes or cars can be equally as difficult.

Under Title 18, Chapter 39, Sections 3921 of Pennsylvania law, a felony charge may be given if evidence supports that the crime occurred during a man-made disaster, a natural disaster, if the property stolen was a firearm, motor-propelled vehicle, or if the amount is over $2,000.

Burglary vs. Robbery in Bristol Township

Perhaps you’ve been charged with burglary and/or robbery and are wondering what the difference between these two charges are. Though both charges are property crimes, there is a significant difference between the two.
In Bristol Township, cases of burglary and robbery have been occurring at an alarming right. There is little leniency for being caught committing either act. While robbery is defined in Pennsylvania as taking someone’s property by force or theft, burglary is defined as unlawfully entering property to commit a theft or other felony.
This is why burglaries are often charged in addition to other charges.

If you need a Bristol Township criminal defense lawyer to represent you in court, consult with Michael Fienman with Fienman Defense regarding your case. He will patiently listen to the details involving your situation and may be able to provide a defense strategy resulting in the best possible outcome for your case.

Vandalism in Bristol Township

There has been a recent string of vandalism in Bucks County, including surrounding townships like Bristol Township. Instances of vandalism may include:

  • Spray-painting a fences or sides of buildings
  • Scraping your keys across someone’s car
  • Breaking windows
  • Puncturing car tires
  • Carving your name into park benches

Perhaps your son or daughter has been charged with vandalism and thought nothing of their actions at the time they were caught. However, acts of vandalism can range from a misdemeanor to a felony depending on how much damage was caused to the property that was vandalized.

If your son or daughter is charged with vandalism, they could be facing jail time, fines, probation, restitution costs so that the property owner can repair or replace his or her damaged property, or community service. Any combination of these penalties can result in setbacks to your child’s future. By taking appropriate action by contacting a Bristol Township criminal defense lawyer, you may be able to avoid that worst-case scenario from becoming reality.

Bucks County Criminal Process

If you or someone you know has been charged with a crime in Pennsylvania or has become involved in the Pennsylvania criminal court process pending an arrest, a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney can protect your rights and fight for you as you move from step to step.

If you are a resident of Bucks County but you have been charged in another county, please contact us. We also serve Delaware County, Philadelphia, and Montgomery County.

Fienman Defense is a Philadelphia area criminal defense law firm. Attorney Michael Fienman has years of experience defending people in Bucks County for criminal defense charges, and he has achieved optimal outcomes for his clients.

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If you have been charged with a criminal offense in the Philadelphia area, you need an attorney who thoroughly understands the way Pennsylvania’s criminal justice system works. Fienman Defense has successfully represented people in the Court of Common Pleas of Bucks County. We have the skills to create the solid defense that, depending on the circumstances of your case, can get the charges against you lessened or even dismissed.