Combating Theft Crime Charges
Whether you have been accused of shoplifting or robbery, these criminal matters have serious consequences. Possible jail time and fines are not the only penalties you may face. Having a theft conviction on your criminal record can negatively affect your career and job options.
At Daniels & Rothman, we know what is on the line when our clients are confronting theft crime allegations or charges. We aggressively defend our clients in and out of Georgia courtrooms, exploring all legal options to secure a favorable result. Our principal criminal defense attorney, Jeffrey Rothman, practices criminal law exclusively, using decades of trial experience to identify the most effective approach for your legal matter.
Important Information About Theft Crime Classifications
Our attorneys are skilled trial lawyers, so they will not back down from a legal challenge in court. Throughout Athens and the surrounding area, our criminal defense team is known for its creative defensive strategies and its unrelenting representation.
We zealously advocate for clients facing theft crime charges that include:
- Petty theft
- Grand theft
- Robbery and aggravated robbery
- Receiving stolen property
- Writing bad checks
In Georgia, the punishments attached to theft crimes are determined by the value of the property that an individual allegedly takes, receives or converts. For example, stolen property that is valued at $1500 or less is categorized as a misdemeanor theft crime. Offenders face up to 12 months in jail if they are convicted of this offense. Stolen property that exceeds $1500 is categorized as a felony, which carries the risk of prison time. The penalties become more severe as the value of the stolen property increases.
If you have been accused of using a weapon while committing a theft crime, the penalties associated with this criminal offense are severe. Individuals convicted of armed robbery may be sentenced to prison for 10 to 20 years. This sentence may not be reduced, suspended or commuted. There is no room for error when you are confronting these charges.
These serious matters call for serious representation. Whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or felony offense, you need proven defense to fight these offenses.
Arrange Your Free Initial Consultation Today
We offer no-cost initial consultations because we want you to know your rights and your options before you take action. Contact us online or call 706-621-5166 to arrange your appointment at our Athens office today.