When an individual steals from another party in the state of Georgia, they may be facing theft charges. While the consequences of being convicted of a theft crime are quite serious, an upgraded robbery charge is even more serious and has greater penalties. The difference between theft and robbery is that theft crimes only consist of the act of an individual taking property that is not rightfully theirs.
There are several different types of theft in the state of Georgia. Some of the theft categories include the following:
When a person is convicted of a misdemeanor theft crime, they may face up to one year in prison and a fine of up to $1000.
Robbery, on the other hand, is the use of force to take property that does not belong to the individual. Violent crimes are taken very seriously in Georgia. When Robbery can consist of a number of different acts while attempting to take property from another person, including:
If convicted of robbery, an individual will be facing serious consequences that can have a significant impact on the rest of their life. Violent crimes can result in fines, jail time, and a permanent criminal record that may not be eligible for an expungement. Any robbery charge that a person faces is very serious and it is important to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney if you are charged with this crime.
Regardless of whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, a theft or a robbery, it is necessary to have a legal team that is committed to fighting for your future. Contact Alfred Law Firm, LLC today.
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