Theft crimes are some of the most commonly committed criminal offenses in Georgia. Legally speaking, a theft crime is the unlawful act of taking or using another person’s property without knowledge or permission. When a theft crime is tried in court it will be classified as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the value of the stolen property. Judy Kim is an Atlanta criminal attorney who has successfully defended numerous individuals charged with both felony and misdemeanor theft crimes throughout her career. Judy Kim has extensive experienced handling these types of cases, and utilizes his knowledge and experience with the law to build solid cases to defend his clients’ rights and best interest.
Types of Theft Crimes
Misdemeanor Theft: A theft crime is a misdemeanor when the value of the stolen property is $500 or less.
Felony Theft: A theft crime is considered grand theft when the value of the stolen property exceeds $500.
Shoplifting: The laws regarding shoplifting are slightly different than the general rules for misdemeanor and felony theft crimes. Shoplifting will be tried as a misdemeanor when the value of the merchandise is less than $300. When the value of the stolen merchandise is more than $300, then the crime will be tried as a felony. A person will also be charged with a felony if it’s their fourth shoplifting offense (regardless of the value of the merchandise) or if he/she stole merchandise totaling at least $100 from three different vendors within 7 days.
Other Theft Crimes:
- Motor Vehicle Theft
- Robbery & Armed Robbery
- Receiving Stolen Property
- Money Laundering
- Credit Card Theft
- Identity Theft
Regardless of whether you are charged with a felony or a misdemeanor theft crime, it is important to hire an experienced Atlanta theft crime attorney like Judy Kim who can defend you against these charges and stand up to aggressive state and federal prosecutors in court. Attorney Judy Kim proudly devotes her time, energy, and resources to building a winning defense cases so her clients can return to their normal lives as quickly as possible.