attarney Ryan W. McAllister recently represented a client who was charged with Retail Theft, 18 Pa.C.S.A. 3929, for allegedly stealing goods from a Wyomissing Department Store. Since it was a first offense for our client and the dollar amount involved was less than $150.00, our client was charged with a “summary offense”, which carries a maximum of 90 days in jail and a maximum $300.00 fine.

On the day of the hearing, the Commonwealth was not able to sustain its burden of proof in regards to the charges against our client. attarney McAllister made a motion to dismiss the charges against out client, and the Judge granted attarney McAllister’s motion. Therefore, our client was able to avoid a having a Retail Theft conviction on her record.

If you or someone you know has been charged with a Retail Theft case in Reading or Berks County, please contact us at 610-372-5128 to schedule a free case analysis with one of our experienced attarneys.