Have You Been Charged With Theft?
Georgia law recognizes that theft is one of the most common crimes in recorded history. The state has outlined specific types of theft and how each are punishable within the law. No matter which act of theft you have been charged with, contact an attorney who knows Georgia theft statutes.
The legal team at BRE Law, LLC, is prepared provide you with an aggressive defense for your theft case. Our managing lawyer, attorney Evans, provides you with sensible and smart solutions after the assessment of your case.
If You Are Convicted Of Theft In Georgia, You May Be Facing Imprisonment
The result of a conviction for a petty or misdemeanor theft could be a fine of up to $1,000 and up to one year of imprisonment. In Georgia, if a judge sentences you to less than six months, an attorney may be able to negotiate that the sentence be served during nonworking hours or during weekends so that you are able to maintain a living.
A conviction for theft of property or services exceeding $500 is classified as a felony but can be treated as a misdemeanor at the discretion of the court. A felony conviction could result in a fine and up to 15 years of imprisonment.
Common Types Of Petty Theft
Under Georgia law, thefts involving property or services valued at $500 or less are considered petty misdemeanors. The most common types of misdemeanor thefts include:
- Theft of services
- Theft by deception
- Theft of lost or mislaid property
- Theft by conversion
- Theft by extortion
Types Of Theft That Can Be Charged As Felonies
As defined by Georgia state law, a conviction for one of these felony theft charges could result in up to 10 or up to 15 years’ imprisonment.
- Theft involving a gravesite
- Theft of a motor vehicle valued at $100 or more
- Theft of explosives, a firearm or any destructive device
- Theft by telemarketing, using a computer or using a computer network
- Theft while conducting home repair or home improvements
- Theft of anhydrous ammonia
- Breach of fiduciary relationship
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