A person commits shoplifting in Georgia when they conceal goods or merchandise with the intention to steal them. If the value of the shoplifted property is less than $500, the offense is a misdemeanor. But if it is worth more than $500, the offense is a felony, punishable by one to ten years’ imprisonment.
If several shoplifting thefts over a six-month period total more than $500, a prosecutor can press felony charges against a person accused of the theft offense. A criminal lawyer can help you fight for reduced theft charges.
Criminal law is a complex and confusing area of the law. Attorney Manal Chehimi has experience representing clients in criminal cases and can explain your options to you, protect your rights, give you legal advice, and represent you during the trial.
Chehimi Law, LLC is a criminal law practice that represents individuals throughout Georgia. Our practice areas include misdemeanor and felony charges including theft, shoplifting, burglary, and armed robbery.
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