Charged With Theft Or Shoplifting?
Being charged for stealing, whether theft was your intention or not, is a stressor on you and your family. If convicted, you may incur prison time and high fines, and your conviction will remain on your permanent record.
Our highly knowledgeable theft attorneys are here to help. We will ask questions that may assist in your defense. Our questions may include: when arrested, were you treated poorly? Were your rights violated by the arresting officer? This is a time when it is imperative to have an experienced criminal lawyer by your side. An advocate who can investigate every detail and prepare a solid defense.
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.
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We do not judge. We defend. If you or a family member has been arrested, you need dependable representation from a theft lawyer.
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