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Theft & Property Crimes Archives

Even a "little" crime can have far reaching consequences

Many residents of Gwinnett County, Georgia, may not see most property crimes as all that serious. Many pre-teens, teenagers and young adults, more than one might think, have been accused of theft on account of an alleged shoplifting incident, and others get in trouble with the law for pranks like painting graffiti or stringing toilet paper on someone's property.

Three arrested in Georgia for attempted robbery and other charges

This blog recently discussed the serious nature of robbery charges, emphasizing the importance for accused individuals to understand that criminal defense options may be available in any situation when criminal charges are involved. While it might be difficult to fully assess your situation, defendants are afforded the ability to challenge evidence and seek reduced or dismissed charges.

What are robbery charges and penalties in Georgia?

In Georgia, it is important to understand that theft laws make it illegal to take property from another party through the threat or use of force. There may be questions out there concerning what types of circumstances may constitute robbery in Georgia, and it is important to understand the criminal charges associated with robbery.

The elements of shoplifting and what to do if accused

When an individual takes something that does not belong to them, this could result in a theft charge. In general, shoplifting refers to the theft of merchandise from a store or business. Shoplifting falls into the category of larceny crimes. Larceny crimes include taking the property of another without their permission and with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of the property that was taken. Shoplifting charges can depend on the value of the property that was shoplifted. In addition, depending on the state and situation, shoplifting charges may be felony or misdemeanor charges and are charged according to different degrees. The penalties and consequences associated with larceny and shoplifting crimes can be serious.

Three men charged with robbery in Georgia

Theft charges are serious charges that can carry significant penalties. Thus, those accused of a theft charge such as robbery, should understand the charges they are facing, what consequences could result and ways a defendant could reduce or dismiss the charges against them.

Man faces theft charges in Gwinnett following alleged robbery

Criminal defense rights apply in any situation when an individual has been accused of a crime. There are a variety of different criminal defense strategies and it is important for an accused individual to understand how those strategies relate to their situation.

Understanding the basics of robbery charges

Theft and property crimes are serious charges for any accused person to face. In many states, robbery is defined as the theft or larceny of property or money through the use of physical force or fear. When a deadly weapon is used in the robbery or an injury is suffered in the commission of the robbery, the accused individual may face armed robbery charges, which can be particularly serious.

What is burglary in Georgia?

Many Georgia residents are likely familiar with the term burglary. In popular parlance, the word is often conflated and used interchangeably with terms like robbery and theft. Technically, however, these are words used to describe different, and discrete, categories of crimes. Though all would fall under the general heading of property crimes, there is a legal distinction between being charged with burglary or robbery.

Understanding arson charges and why to take them seriously

Arson is a serious crime and criminal charges for arson should be taken seriously. It is important to understand what arson refers to. Arson can apply to the burning of property, boats or forests. Arson charges may be assigned in various degrees based on the circumstances. Arson charges are typically classified as felonies and can result in serious penalties and consequences for the accused party. Circumstances of arson are regarded seriously by law enforcement and are thoroughly investigated as a result.

Theft and property crimes charges require a strong defense

Theft and property crimes are serious criminal charges. When it comes to theft charges, it is important to understand how to navigate the criminal justice process. Felony charges can result from circumstances that may not initially seem as serious, such as the theft of property over $500 or entering property even when nothing is taken. In general, the range of property crimes are all serious and criminal charges associated with theft and property crimes should not be taken lightly.

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