Atlanta Theft & Property Crimes Defense Lawyers
Representing People Accused of Theft & Property Crimes in Atlanta
If you have been accused of theft or property crimes, you may be facing serious consequences. These charges can make it hard for you to gain future employment. Therefore, it is vital to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible to build a strong defense. The criminal defense attorneys at Abt Law Firm, LLC have over 24 years of experience representing people accused of theft crimes in Atlanta and surrounding areas. We have successfully handled 2,500 cases, equipping us to build a strong defense on your behalf.
Theft & Property Crimes Under Georgia Law
There are also many different types of property crimes covered under Georgia law that carry serious punishments. Property crimes can include taking a physical item from someone, not paying for a service provided, or charging for a job that was never completed.
Common types of theft include:
- Armed robbery
- Theft by conversion
- Theft by deception
- Theft by extortion
- Theft of lost or mislaid property
- Theft of services
- Theft of taking
Penalties for Theft & Property Crimes
Depending on the circumstances of the theft crime, charges can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. When a theft offense involves property valued at $500 or less, the crime is punishable as a misdemeanor in Georgia. The punishments for a misdemeanor includes a fine of no more than $1,000 and a sentence of imprisonment for no more than 12 months.
If the theft offense involves property valued at more than $500, the crime is punishable as a felony—it may be charged as a misdemeanor at the judge’s discretion. If charged as a felony, theft carries a sentence of imprisonment of 1 to 10 years.
Work with an Experienced Atlanta Theft Defense Lawyer
If you or someone you know has been arrested for theft or robbery in the state of Georgia, you need to know your rights. The Abt Law Firm, LLC, is experienced in handling theft and robbery cases throughout the state of Georgia. We have over 24 years of experience helping those accused of crimes in Atlanta. We have successfully handled over 2,500 cases and over 100 jury trials. Although the Abt Law Firm’s central office is located in Atlanta, Mr. Abt travels to courthouses throughout the State of Georgia to represent clients who have been accused of theft crimes. Mr. Abt has established relationships with prosecutors throughout these counties to assist you in getting the best possible result for your case.If you’ve been accused of theft or robbery in the State of Georgia, contact the Abt Law Firm, LLC, to schedule a FREE Consultation to discuss your case at (678) 582-2272!