Atlanta 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
an Atlanta criminal defense attorney from my firm to begin work right
away on preserving your freedom and record.
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.
It may be possible for an Atlanta 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!