Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC

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    Jonathan C. Beard
    Attorney & Partner
    Jonathan joined the firm in 2014 and is a graduate of Reinhardt University, Kennesaw State University, and the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law at Faulkner University. As a partner at Miles Hansford and Tallant, LLC, Jonathan's practice primary focuses on ...
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    Lauren C. Giles
    Attorney & Partner
    Lauren Clipp Giles joined Miles & Tallant, LLC in 2009. Her primary practice areas include landlord/tenant law (both negotiating transactions and landlord/tenant litigation), real property disputes, zoning litigation, contract and business litigation, and ...
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    Brian A. Hansford
    Attorney & Founding Partner
    Brian Hansford is one of the founding partners of Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC. With over 15 years of experience, he is the leading criminal defense attorney at the firm and has successfully represented clients facing DUIs, drug violations and felonies, ...
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    Jonah B. Howell
    Attorney & Partner
    Howell joined Miles Hanford & Tallant, LLC in June of 2016. As a Partner with the firm, his primary practice areas are civil and probate litigation, corporate and business representation, estate planning and local government law. Jonah is a native of ...
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    Kevin J. McDonough
    Attorney & Partner
    Kevin McDonough, a Partner at Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC, focuses his practice on three areas of law: Family Law, Business Law, and Wills and Estates. He works closely with his clients to help identify the goals that are most important to them and then ...
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    Deborah Anice Pittman
    Attorney & Partner
    Deborah Anice Pittman joined Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC in 2016 and is now a Partner in the firm. Her primary practice areas are family law and criminal defense; however, she also handles general civil litigation matters and is a certified civil and ...
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    Joshua A. Scoggins
    Attorney & Partner
    Josh Scoggins has extensive experience representing clients in real estate related matters including purchase and sale transactions, real estate development, construction law, commercial leasing, easement acquisition, utility issues, title disputes, ...
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    Kevin J. Tallant
    Attorney & Founding Partner
    Kevin Tallant is a Cumming, Georgia native, and is one of the founding partners of Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC. His primary practice areas include local government law, contract and business litigation, probate litigation, and real property law. Kevin ...
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    J. Ethan Underwood
    Attorney & Partner
    Ethan Underwood practices in the fields of land use, real estate, and property tax law, representing developers, as well as individual property owners. He has negotiated numerous zoning and development actions and advises clients regarding environmental ...

Defining Theft and Shoplifting

The defense advocates at Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC, know how upsetting an arrest can be. We can help you understand the charges and their consequences, and possible outcomes. Shoplifting and theft of any type are serious crimes. The main aspects to shoplifting include:

  • Taking an item without paying
  • An intent to deprive an owner of possession
  • Altering or changing a price tag
  • Transferring an item from one container to another
  • Wrongfully causing the payment amount to be less than the item’s retail value

Theft is the intent by a person or a group of persons to deprive an owner of his or her property. Types of theft charges in Georgia include:

  • Theft by taking
  • Theft by deception
  • Theft by conversion
  • Theft by extortion
  • Theft by shoplifting

Due to the differences in types of theft, it is important to have a highly knowledgeable advocate who knows the difference between misdemeanor and felony charges, and knows the law. We have defended hundreds of clients through court proceedings and can protect your rights too.

Call Us 24/7 For a Free Criminal Defense Consultation

We do not judge. We defend. If you or a family member has been arrested, you need dependable representation from a theft lawyer.

Call anytime for a case evaluation at (770) 574-6688 or use our 24/7 criminal defense line at (678) 831-5855. You may also email us.

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