Cobb County Shoplifting Attorney

Arrested? Fight back against your charges!

While shoplifting may not seem like a serious offense, it can cost you in terms of fines, restitution, and even jail time. You cannot afford to fight such charges without professional representation, so contact a Cobb County criminal defense attorney from my firm to begin work right away on preserving your freedom and record.

At The Sylvan Firm, LLC, I have brought over 300 criminal cases to trial and have worked hard to obtain success and these successes have led to my inclusion in the Top 100 National Trial Lawyers. Selection to this listing is based on exhibiting outstanding qualities such as standing within the legal community, experience, and trial outcomes. You can trust my thorough understanding of criminal law, coupled with my experience working in the District Attorney’s Office, to obtain a positive result for your criminal case.

Don’t Jeopardize Your Future with Shoplifting Charges

Whether you face misdemeanor or felony charges for shoplifting hinges on the value of the goods you are accused of having stolen and any aggravating circumstances such as using a weapon.

Penalties for shoplifting in Georgia include:

  • Up to $1,000 in fines and 1 year in jail for goods valued at up to $300
  • Between $250 and $1,000 in fines and up to 1 year in jail for $300 in goods and a past conviction
  • Fines and 1 to 10 years in jail for less than $300 in goods and three or more past convictions
  • Fines and 1 to 10 years in jail for shoplifting more than $300 in goods

Furthermore, a merchant can try and recover compensation from you for their stolen merchandise in civil court which only requires a preponderance of evidence to obtain a guilty verdict, rather than beyond reasonable doubt as in criminal cases.

Alternative Sentences

It may be possible for a Cobb County criminal defense lawyer from my firm to work with you in taking advantage of the state’s pretrial intervention and diversion programs aimed at keeping first-time, low-level offenders out of prison and away from having a criminal record. If possible, completing a program consisting of paying restitution and/or performing community service could result in having your charges dropped and you would go free.

Speak with my firm to get started on your defense!

I can still challenge the prosecution’s case itself by arguing you had in fact purchased the goods in question or the shoplifting was a simple mistake. No matter what the details of your case are, my firm can defend your rights and work towards a favorable resolution.

Give me a call today and see how my firm can help you during a no-cost case evaluation!

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