How Are Theft Crimes Classified?

Theft crimes could range from shoplifting small items to home invasion to robbing a bank of large sums of money, and anything in between. Theft can be considered a felony or a misdemeanor based on the amount of money or value of the property stolen. In Georgia, if you are accused of stealing less than $500 worth of property, your charges will likely be considered a misdemeanor.

However, theft of property under $500 might still be considered a felony in certain circumstances. Examples include stealing government property or stealing firearms.

Defenses To Your Charges

The law firm of Alfred Fargione has the experience and knowledge to defend you from theft charges. Some common defense strategies that may be viable in your situation include proving:

  • That the property is yours
  • That you were coerced into theft, or entrapped
  • That you were intoxicated and unaware of your actions
  • That you forgot you had borrowed the property in question

In some cases, it is possible to negotiate a plea deal by returning the property to its owner. A skilled lawyer can help you decide the best step to take.

Get Your Questions Answered

Our clients meet directly with attorney Alfred Fargione, who listens closely to their concerns and explains what will happen throughout their case. We know criminal charges are nerve-wracking. That is why we want to assure all of our clients are in good hands and have hope for their futures.

To get started with a free consultation, you can call 706-510-2802 or contact us online. We serve Athens and the metro area.