At The Freedom Lawyers we specialize in representing clients accused of all types of theft including theft by taking, theft by conversion, theft by snatching, robbery, armed robbery, theft by deception, possession of tools for committing crime, hijacking, theft by extortion, financial transaction card fraud, car theft, boat theft, theft by receiving stolen property, theft by receiving stolen firearms, and any white-collar theft crimes. If you’re looking for a theft lawyer near Marietta, we represent clients charged with Theft crimes in Cobb County, Fulton County, Cherokee County, Bartow County, Dekalb County, Douglas County, and Clayton Counties.
For most theft cases the punishment depends on the value stolen for instance if the value of the property:
- Exceeds $25,000 – Punishment is 2 to 20 years if the value is
- $5,000.00 to $25,000.00 – Punishment is 1 to 10 years and in discretion of the judge a misdemeanor
- $1,500.00 to $5,000.00 it’s 1 to 5 years in a discretion of the judge of his misdemeanor
- If it’s under $1,500.00 it is a misdemeanor
Prior Theft Convictions
However, if you have 2 prior convictions for theft crimes your 3rd theft conviction can be a felony. Further, that punishment will be 1 to 5 years and that’s the discretion of the trial judge as a misdemeanor.
Theft of a Firearm
if the subject of the theft is a firearm shotgun or explosive device the punishments are different. This is because Georgia considers all crimes involving firearms as serious, so the punishments are increased and what you have at stake fighting the case in some cases can be your life.
When a person is accused of stealing a firearm, the punishment is not less than one nor more than 10 years. On a second conviction for theft of a firearm, the punishment is 5 to 10 years.
Theft of Firearm cases and Theft by Receiving a Stolen Firearm cases are considered more serious than regular theft cases because of the nature of the property stolen. They also have unique defenses not available in other theft cases.
Receiving a Stolen Firearm
When someone is charged with Theft by Receiving a Stolen Firearm, for instance, the law requires that the person must know or should know that the item or firearm is stolen. That means that in Georgia there must be some indication other than the firearm itself or possession of recently stolen property that would lead the person in possession of the item to believe the property is stolen to support a conviction.
Our attorneys are very successful in defending these types of cases, as the law requires more than that the firearm says for government use or that the firearm was purchased at a reduced price. We have developed specialized motions and arguments to convince the court to rule in your favor, and in some cases that the case be dismissed.
White Collar Crime
Our attorneys specialize in defending executives and business owners accused of fraud and other white-collar crimes, including fraud, creation false businesses, defrauding employers, defrauding the government, PPP loan violations and any federal theft crimes.
Our attorneys are former prosecutors who have prosecuted these types of cases in Fulton County and defended those accused of these types of cases all over the state. We understand how these cases disrupt your life. The specifics of each case is different and provide different avenues for defense. Our defense attorneys investigate these cases fully and defend our clients to the fullest extent of the law.
We represent clients accused of theft and white-collar crimes in Cobb County Fulton County to cab county Gwinnett County Bartow County Cherokee County Douglas County in Clayton County
A felony theft case will go on criminal history and will follow you around for the rest of your life. Depending on the amount of the theft, it is considered a felony offense and a felony conviction will often result in prison time or lengthy probation.
However, there are numerous ways to mitigate any damages caused by the case and to fight for a dismissal or change in charges. There are also ways we can help minimize our client’s exposure and develop the best defense the law will allow to ensure these charges effect you in the minimum way possible.
You still have rights that the officers must abide by if they violate those rights, any items or evidence they find as a result of them breaking the law cannot be used against you. Our attorneys are trained in finding the ways that the police cut corners. We use that to your advantage in fighting your case. Our job is to defend you to the best highest ability of the law and minimize the impact of this case on your life.
We represent clients accused of theft of firearm and theft by receiving firearm cases in Cobb County Fulton County Cherokee County bar toe county Douglas County Gwinnett County Clayton County and the Dekalb county. For free evaluation on your Theft case, White Collar crime case, Theft by Receiving Stolen Firearm, or Theft of a Firearm case contact The Freedom Lawyers today. We are your go to theft lawyer near Marietta!