Auto Theft Charges in Cobb County
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Theft of an automobile, commonly known as carjacking, is one of the gravest types of
theft crimes, punishable by heavy fines and jail time. Even if you are not accused
of stealing a vehicle without the threat of violence, you need a dedicated
Cobb County criminal defense attorney to contest your charges and protect
At Sylvan Law Firm, LLC I am a widely-recognized defense lawyer, named
to the Top 100 Trial Lawyer list by National Trial Lawyers for my tireless
advocacy on behalf of my clients. With thousands of
criminal cases under my belt, I know just what is needed to beat the prosecution and
secure your future. Trust my firm to provide the knowledgeable counsel
and aggressive representation you need.
Defending Client from Theft Charges
If no violence was used in stealing the automobile, the crime can be charged
as a general theft crime which is based on the value of the property you
are accused of stealing.
Penalties for theft crimes can include:
- Property worth $1,500 or less are charged as a misdemeanor
- Property worth between $1,500 and $5,000 is considered a felony, with 1
to 5 years in prison
- $5,000 to $25,000 worth of property can come with up to 10 years in prison
- Property worth more than $25,000 is punishable by 2 to 20 years in prison
If you are accused of taking the vehicle by force or intimidation, a true
carjacking conviction is even worse, punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison
and up to $100,000 in fines for a first offense.
I Consistently Protect the Accused
As with other theft crime charges where no violence is included, as a skilled
Cobb County theft crimes defense lawyer, I can argue on your behalf that
you did not intend to permanently deprive anyone of their property (in
this case, their vehicle), but were under the impression that you had
permission to use it. Intent is inherently difficult for the prosecution
to establish beyond reasonable doubt, and I can use this to undermine
the prosecution’s case against you to protect your freedom.
As the accused, you still have rights—let my firm ensure your rights when so much is at stake.
For your no-cost case evaluation, reach out to my firm at