Theft by failure to make required disposition of funds received
18 Pa.C.S.A. § 3927 (a) Offense defined.--A person who obtains property upon agreement, or subject to a known legal obligation, to make specified payments or other disposition, whether from such property or its proceeds or from his own property to be reserved in equivalent amount, is guilty of theft if he intentionally deals with the property obtained as his own and fails to make the required payment or disposition. The foregoing applies notwithstanding that it may be impossible to identify particular property as belonging to the victim at the time of the failure of the actor to make the required payment or disposition.
Attorney Clark has successfully disposed of theft charges at the preliminary hearing level by complete dismissal of charges or negotiated plea agreements typically involving a fine without probation. Attorney Clark has also negotiated agreements for all theft charges to be dismissed upon payment of restitution.
In other cases, we have negotiated Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) agreements for clients charged with misdemeanor theft offenses in northeastern Pennsylvania. Theses ARD agreements have allowed clients to avoid jail time, house arrest or home confinement, and work release. Upon successful completion of the ARD probation period and all necessary ARD requirements, The Clark Law Firm, PC will petition the Court for expungement of your criminal record, arrest record and fingerprint records on file with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Douglas A. Clark, Esquire will personally and carefully guide the client at every hearing and will take surprise out of the equation. Our clients enter the courtroom knowledgeable of the process and with realistic expectations of the outcome. Our clients feel confident that they are accompanied by a thoroughly prepared and experienced counsel with their best interests at heart.
The Clark Law Firm, PC, recognizes that very often clients charged with theft related offenses are often a victim of drug or alcohol addiction that unfortunately leads them to commit the offense. Very often clients charged with Theft offenses may benefit from actively pursuing drug or alcohol rehabilitation and substance abuse treatment.
Keeping our clients out of prison is our top priority. A quick call to (570) 307-0702 is all it takes to get started. We want to help you stay out of jail. Here at The Clark Law Firm, PC, we honestly care about the people who place their trust in us. Our approach to defending charges is successful because we aggressively defend and believe in our clients' rights. Please call us now at (570) 307-0702. We will get started on your defense immediately. Do not delay; time is not on your side when charged with a crime.