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Burglary and Theft Offenses

Pittsburgh Burglary Lawyer Legal Defense for Burglary and Theft Charges

The potential criminal penalties for criminal charges relating to burglary and theft depend on a number of factors. What was the value of the property stolen? Was violence or a weapon used in the commission of the burglary or robbery? Is it a first offense?

If you have been arrested for burglary (also known as breaking and entering), robbery, or retail theft, get early legal advice. With help from an experienced criminal defense attorney, you can better understand the criminal justice process — as well as your options to minimize the potential negative consequences.

Farrell Weaver & Okun, Attorneys at Law: Decades of Criminal Law Experience

At the downtown Pittsburgh law firm of Farrell Weaver & Okun, Attorneys at Law, we have decades of experience in criminal law. Thomas N. Farrell began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney of the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office and was also a Deputy Attorney General of the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office.

With an advanced understanding of how to construct a criminal case against a defendant, our attorneys now work on behalf of criminal defendants to build a strong defense — to minimize the negative consequences of an arrest or conviction for all types of misdemeanor and felony crimes, including burglary, robbery and theft.

Attacking an Arrest for Theft or Burglary

Depending on the seriousness of the charges, we will present you with various tactics we can use in your defense. For first-time misdemeanor offenses like shoplifting or retail theft, an alternative disposition may be available that will keep your criminal record clean and prevent a jail sentence.

For more serious charges, your attorneys will examine the allegations against you and work to protect your constitutional rights regarding searches and seizures of property, identification line-ups, police interviews and admission of evidence.

Free Initial Consultation at Farrell Weaver & Okun, Attorneys at Law

Farrell Weaver & Okun offers a free and confidential initial consultation to all new potential clients.

To schedule an appointment, call us at (412) 201-5159, or send an e-mail.

Our offices are in downtown Pittsburgh, one block from the Allegheny County Courthouse, near the First Avenue T stop. Ample parking lots are located in the area.

Client Reviews
"This firm is absolutely amazing! From Erika who is sweet and always helpFul. To Tom's right hand ace attorney Lyle Weaver, and the man Tom Farrell is The Top appellate and criminal lawyer in Allegheny county and Pittsburgh!! These men gave me a second chance at my life... and while they are half way there! They got me a new trial, my freedom, and have no doubt they will get me the best resolution possible in the end! As I said Tom screw John Wayne your my hero! Thank you more than words can say!" J
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