Theft and Burglary Charges in Georgia
The category of crimes including theft by taking, shoplifting, burglary or robbery all involve some form of stealing the property of another. These charges carry varying degrees of consequences, some misdemeanors and some felonies, but all of them can have a serious impact on your future. As an experienced and skilled defense attorney, Mickey Roberts can help by defending you against a variety of theft-related charges.
Theft is occurs when a person takes or misappropriates someone else’s property without legal permission. Depending on the value of the stolen property, it can either be a felony or misdemeanor.
Theft by Shoplifting occurs when a person conceals or takes possession of merchandise, alters the price tag, transfers goods from one container to another, or wrongfully causes the amount paid to be less than the stated price, with the intent of appropriating merchandise for his own use. Depending on the value of the merchandise, theft by shoplifting can either be a misdemeanor or felony.
Burglary is charged when a person enters someone else’s home without authority and with intent to commit a felony. Burglary is a felony typically punishable by up to 20 years of incarceration.
Robbery occurs when, with intent to commit a theft, a person takes someone else’s property by force, intimidation, or “snatching.” Robbery is a felony which carries a sentence of up to 20 years. Armed robbery and robbery by intimidation is charged when a person, with intent to commit a theft, uses an offensive weapon to take the property of another.
Why Hire Mickey Roberts for your Theft Defense Attorney
Many theft-related crimes are felonies which could cause you to lose your freedom for 20 years, if not life. Even the less serious crimes on the spectrum, like shoplifting, can result in either jail time or lengthy probation with various classes, community service requirements, and fines of up to $1000. Therefore, it is important to hire a lawyer who is experienced and skilled in defending those accused of theft-related crimes.
Mickey Roberts has defended clients charged with theft for over 36 years. Because your freedom is at risk in these types of cases, it is important for your attorney to take an aggressive approach in obtaining all of the evidence from the outset. Mickey Roberts will obtain copies of any police training records, police reports, and other evidence the State may use against you at trial. He will also obtain evidence using his private investigator.
Sample Win: My client was charged with theft of a motorcycle. After independently investigating the case, I reached a settlement with the prosecution whereby the charges were dismissed, and my client’s arrest record was restricted.