Theft is one of the oldest criminal activities a person can be involved in, yet it continues and evolves over time. When a person is charged with theft, it is a very serious crime in the state of Georgia. There are many different acts that can fall under the classification of theft. However, it is simply stealing another’s property. Consequences for theft may vary depending on the severity of the crime and the value of the property that was stolen. In the event of a serious case, it is crucial to contact an experienced attorney for help.
In the state of Georgia, there are many acts of theft. This can include the following:
When a person is charged with theft, they may face certain consequences. These consequences typically correlate with the amount that was stolen or the value of the stolen property. The majority of theft charges for property that is valued under $500 are categorized as misdemeanors. In these situations, the individual may face up to a year in prison and up to a $1000 fine.
Other theft charges are categorized as felonies. Examples of felony thefts can include:
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