Theft involves the unlawful taking of another's property with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of the useful enjoyment of the their hard-earned property. Theft is one of the highest invasions of property rights, but lacks the element of violence and forced removal of possession that is defined by robbery. In some cases, a person you know and trust can take what is rightfully yours without any warning or indication. The most vulnerable victims of theft crimes are often property and business owners who leave valuable items unattended on their property. Other common victims of theft are automobile owners who leave their cars on city streets or in parking garages.
The Scranton Times-Tribune reports that Luzerne County has seen a recent spike in car break-ins and thefts. Vehicles that are left in well lit parking garages even had their windows smashed and items stolen from the back seat.
Whether in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Hazelton, Honesdale, Tunkhannock, Stroudsburg, or anywhere in NEPA, the first step in securing a fair trial is to contact a Luzerne County criminal defense lawyer today. Don't leave your liberty and reputation in the hands of an inexperienced and unavailable lawyer! An aggressive Wilkes-Barre defense attorney will ensure your voice is heard!