Atlanta Theft Crime Attorneys
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If you have been accused of theft or property crimes, you may be facing serious consequences. These consequences can include jail time, fines, probation, and a mark on your criminal record. A mark on your criminal record can result in failed employment opportunities, denied loan applications, or denied housing applications. It is important that if you are facing criminal charges that you seek the representation of a theft crimes lawyer to protect your future.
Therefore, it is vital to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible to build a strong defense. The criminal defense attorneys at The Abt Law Firm, LLC have over 26 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.
Facing criminal charges? Schedule a consultation with our theft crime defense lawyers in Atlanta to discuss your defense options.
Theft & Property Crimes Under Georgia Law
In the state of Georgia, there are many different forms of theft crimes that you can be facing. Under Georgia law, theft crimes carry serious punishments and are aggressively pursued by the prosecution. 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. Small details can make a huge difference in the severity of the charges you may be facing. That is why we encourage you to rely on our experience theft crimes lawyers.
Common types of theft include:
- Armed robbery
- Theft by conversion, deception, or extortion
- Theft of lost or mislaid property
- Theft of services
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 include 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 26 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, LLC’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.