As a resident of Georgia, it is important to understand the various types of theft crimes that can occur in the state. Theft crimes are taken very seriously in Georgia and can result in severe penalties and consequences, but these can vary based on the type of theft crime that is committed. At the Law Office of Jeffery P. Manciagli, we represent clients facing theft charges and work diligently to obtain the best possible outcome for their cases.
One common type of theft crime in Georgia is shoplifting. This occurs when an individual takes merchandise from a retail store without paying for it. Shoplifting can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the value of the stolen merchandise and the individual’s criminal history.
Another type of theft crime is burglary. A burglary occurs when an individual enters a building or structure with the intent to commit a theft or other felony. Burglary can also be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstances of the crime.
Robbery is another serious type of theft crime in Georgia. This occurs when an individual uses force or the threat of force to take property from another person. Armed robbery occurs when a suspect uses a weapon or something that looks like a weapon to threaten another person while attempting to take their property. Armed robbery is always charged as a felony and can result in significant prison time.
Theft by Taking
Theft by taking is a common type of theft crime in Georgia. This occurs when an individual takes a property without the owner’s permission or deprives the property of the owner. This is also referred to as larceny in other states. Auto theft is a form of theft by taking and can result in a felony if convicted.
Identity theft is another type of theft crime in Georgia. This occurs when an individual uses another person’s personal identifying information for fraudulent purposes. Identity theft can result in significant financial and legal consequences, prosecuted as a felony in Georgia.
Embezzlement is a type of theft crime that occurs when an individual steals money or property from an employer or organization while in a position of trust within the organization. Embezzlement can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the value of the stolen property.
Finally, forgery is a type of theft crime in Georgia. This occurs when an individual creates or alters a document with the intent to defraud another person. Forgery can result in significant legal consequences, including prison time.
The Law Office of Jeffery P. Manciagli offers legal representation for several types of theft crimes in Georgia, ranging from shoplifting to robbery. It is important to understand the severity of these crimes and the potential consequences they can carry. If you or someone you know has been charged with a theft crime in Georgia, it is important to seek legal counsel as soon as possible. Contact our office in Atlanta, GA, to schedule a legal consultation if you have been charged with a theft crime.
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