Everything You Need to Know
About Felony Theft Georgia

There are many different types of theft in Georgia; the most common is felony theft. If you were arrested for felony theft, it’s essential to know your rights.

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What Is a Theft Felony Amount in Georgia?

The unlawful taking of another person’s personal property isn’t always a felony offense. Theft charges are determined by aspects like the value of the stolen property or whether an earlier theft occurred.

In Georgia, theft by taking can be classified as either a misdemeanor or felony. Georgia law defines felony theft as intentionally and knowingly stealing property with a value greater than $500.00.

Get help from a Georgia attorney if you’ve been charged with theft in Georgia. An Attorney for Misdemeanor Charges in Georgia can help.

Common Types of Felony Theft in Georgia

There are many different types of felony theft, including:

  • Armed robbery

  • Burglary in the first or second degree

  • Computer trespass

  • Conversion theft

  • Insurance fraud

  • Grand theft of a motor vehicle

  • Identity theft

  • Receiving or being in possession of stolen property

A criminal attorney can help you defend against your theft charges and may be able to show that you were in lawful possession of the property. Contact criminal defense lawyers dedicated to building a good attorney-client relationship with you to handle your criminal case.

What Is the Minimum Georgia Felony Theft Jail Time?

Theft of money or property worth more than $500 will most likely be charged as felony theft, and the individual may be sentenced up to ten years in prison and fined a maximum of $10,000. The minimum Georgia felony theft prison sentence is one year.

A person who steals less than $500 worth of money or property will be charged with misdemeanor theft. A misdemeanor theft conviction carries a maximum jail sentence of one year and a fine of up to $1000.


Felony Shoplifting in Georgia

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.

What Penalties Does a Georgia First-Time Offender for Felony Theft Face?

First-time criminal penalties are generally lighter than those for a second criminal act. If multiple criminal acts occurred at the same time rather than only one offense, the police report will reflect that and this will impact the penalty imposed.

Attorney for Georgia Theft By Taking Felony?

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.

Contact us now to schedule a free consultation with an Atlanta criminal lawyer.


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