Savannah Theft Crimes Attorneys
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 experienced and diligent theft crime lawyers in Savannah, call The Lerch Law Firm for dedicated legal representation.
What are Georgia’s Theft Laws?
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
Penalties For Theft Crimes
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, 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 license. With over 10 years of experience and numerous successfully cases handled in Georgia, our theft crimes attorneys 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.
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