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Savannah Theft Crimes Attorney

Legal Assistance for Misdemeanor & Felony Charges

Theft crimes have existed in every society throughout all of human history. While theft has been around forever, the way theft crimes occur and how perpetrators identify potential victims changes with the times. The law in Georgia has changed several times to keep up with the new opportunities for theft with the internet and technology. When you need an experienced and diligent theft crimes lawyer in Savannah, call The Lerch Law Firm for dedicated legal representation.

If you have been charged with theft, don’t wait to get the advice you need. Call (912) 417-5008 for a free consultation.

Theft Law in Georgia

In Georgia, theft crimes are charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony, based on the monetary value of the property that was allegedly stolen, whether the defendant has any prior conviction, and other factors.

Georgia law identifies several different types of theft, including:

  • Theft by deception
  • Theft by shoplifting
  • Theft of services
  • Theft by extortion
  • Theft of lost or mislaid property

Theft is a misdemeanor for property valued at $500 or less with a penalty of up to one year in jail and a fine. The crime may be charged as a felony when the property is valued at more than $500, stolen from three different stores within a three-day period, and for specific types of theft. For example, theft involving a breach of a fiduciary relationship, theft from a gravesite, or theft of anhydrous ammonia, destructive devices, explosives, or firearms may result in a felony charge. Felony theft may result in 1 to 10 years in prison, plus fines.

Advocating for You in Court

Whether you are facing misdemeanor or felony theft charges, you are probably concerned about the impact a conviction will have on your future. Aside from jail time, certain criminal charges can limit opportunities for employment, higher education, and professional licensure in some professions. Our theft crimes attorney in Savannah works to negotiate with the prosecution on your behalf, but also has a reputation for being an aggressive trial attorney who is always ready to go to court.

Don’t let financial concerns stop you from getting the legal advice you need. Call (912) 417-5008 for a free consultation.

Case Results

At The Lerch Law Firm

We are proud of the successes we have achieved for our clients over the years. We believe that results we obtain illustrate the quality of our representation and our determination to achieve a favorable outcome no matter how severe the charges. Explore our case results to learn more.
  • Dismissed 16 Counts Including Forgery Charges
  • Dismissed DUI
  • Reduced to Reckless Driving DUI
  • Dismissed Illegal Gun Possession
  • Dismissed Possession with Intent to Distribute