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Theft Crimes

Paulding County Theft Crime Lawyer

Strategic Defense in Cobb County, Douglas County & the Atlanta Metro Area

When you have been charged with a theft crime in Paulding County, it is in your best interests to retain legal representation as early as possible, to learn about your rights in the situation and to begin working on a criminal defense strategy for protecting your freedom. Depending on the specific offense, you could be facing time in jail or prison, fines, a lengthy period of probation and a criminal record which could follow you for years. Theft is considered a crime of dishonesty, and having a conviction of this type on your record can make it difficult to find housing or employment.

Contact our firm to retain the services of a Paulding County criminal defense lawyer for aggressive representation.

Penalties for Burglary

Burglary is a felony criminal offense, punishable by up to five or twenty years, depending on whether or not the building is a dwelling.

Penalties for Robbery

Robbery is similarly a felony, with a penalty of up to twenty years in prison, or up to life or even the death sentence for armed robbery.

Penalties for Other Theft Crimes

Less serious theft offenses such as shoplifting are either misdemeanors or felonies, depending on factors including the value of stolen goods. For example under Georgia Code §16-8-12 (2012), for property stolen that is valued at between $1,500.01 and $5,000, the penalty ranges from one to five years in prison, while theft of property worth more than $24,999.99 you can be sent to prison for up to twenty years. Theft by shoplifting, §16-8-14, can also be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony.

Theft Crime Statistics

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Statewide Report Profile of Reported Index Crimes 1980 - 2011, there were 349,743 reported theft crimes across the state in 2011 alone, 17,461 of which occurred in Cobb County. Theft is the most common type of criminal offense in our state, and law enforcement agencies at all levels are doing everything they can to crack down on offenders.

Don't let yourself be convicted, but contact a Paulding County theft crimes attorney from Henrickson & Sereebutra now for a free confidential consultation and to begin working on your case.

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