Being charged with theft is not an easy situation to face. Individuals in Georgia and elsewhere view this as a nerve wrecking situation, making them nervous, fearful and unsure about their future. While the penalties for some property crimes can be harsh, those accused have options when it comes to receiving a lesser punishment, alternative punishments or even receiving an acquittal.
Navigating a criminal defense is overwhelming. Many do not know where to begin, often focusing on what they might be labeled after this difficult event. Thus, seeking legal guidance could help you take the steps necessary to assert an aggressive approach against the charges. At the Law Firm of The Law Firm of Christopher T. Adams, P.C., our skilled legal team understands what it means to develop a strong defense and we are dedicated to helping those in the Gwinnett area fully understand their defense options.
Shoplifting might seem like a minor crime; a crime that juveniles commit at their local stores. However, this is not the case, as stealing even a small item could result in a felony charge if it is worth $500 or more. In addition to shoplifting cases, our firm handles theft, felony theft, employee theft, embezzlement, theft by check, auto theft, burglary, breaking and entering, robbery and armed robbery.
Theft and property crimes could carry with them serious consequences. This includes a criminal records, jail time, fines, community service, probation and even consequences at school or university. Because the penalties could impact the accused tremendously, our law firm focuses on ways to reduce or eliminate this. Our attorneys focus on the evidence provided by the prosecution. If any of that evidence could be challenged, this could open up opportunities to have the charges reduced or dismissed.
To learn more, check out our law firm’s theft and property crimes website. Whether this is your first offense or not, there are always criminal defense options available. Therefore, defendants should take the time to be aware of their rights and options.