Defense Lawyer For Theft, Vandalism And Other Property Crimes In York

Property CrimeProperty crimes is a broad category that includes all criminal offenses involving theft or destruction of another person's property, from petty theft to armed robbery and arson. Depending on the type and severity of the offense, property crimes can be classified as misdemeanors or felonies, so it is important to work with an attorney experienced in defending both.

Criminal convictions carry severe legal consequences. If you are facing property crimes charges, don't risk your freedom and future by opting to defend yourself or by pleading guilty before seeking legal advice. Contact a lawyer who can help you protect your rights.

More Than 10 Years Of Experience Defending The Accused

The Law Office of Marc J. Semke has property crimes defense to adults and minors in York County and south central Pennsylvania for more than 10 years. Our firm is founded on the principle that the best defense is the one that protects your best interests.

We extend our services throughout York County, Cumberland County, Lancaster County and surrounding areas. Our team has skillfully defended many criminal charges and property crimes allegations, including:

  • Theft
  • Shoplifting
  • Credit card fraud
  • Vandalism and graffiti
  • Breaking and entering/trespassing
  • Burglary
  • Arson
  • Robbery
  • Armed robbery

There are a variety of defense strategies that we can use on your behalf. After discussing the details of the alleged crime with you, learning what your goals are and examining the prosecution's evidence, we can devise a strategy that will yield the best possible outcome.

ARD For First-Time Offenders

For first-time offenders, if we are unable to have charges dropped, we may be able to secure participation in the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program to avoid a conviction and a criminal record. In most cases, ARD programs are an option for first-time offenders charged with nonviolent crimes. Participants who successfully complete the ARD program will have the offense expunged from their record and walk away from the charges as though they never happened.

Schedule A Consultation

You have the right to legal representation; don't plead guilty without speaking to a lawyer to learn about your options. Contact our law office to schedule an initial consultation with lawyer Marc J. Semke. Call 717-781-8021.