Theft by shoplifting is a crime in Georgia. Shoplifting is considered the number one property crime in America and can result in serious penalties. Depending on the amount of the stolen item(s), shoplifting may be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony. Shoplifting will not only tarnish your record but it can also affect your ability to find a suitable job.
When you are caught shoplifting, the shoplifting charges may be proven by a store security camera, security staff, loss prevention staff, witness testimony or statements by the accused.
Gwinnett County Criminal Defense Lawyer’s
The criminal lawyers at Andersen Tate & Carr are trial lawyers, who are always fully prepared to take every case to court. In each shoplifting case, their first objective is to prepare as if the case is going to trial, but attempt to reach dismissal or positive solution behind the scenes, holding a trial as a last resort. For a shoplifting offense, this will include seeking a dismissal or enrolling the defendant in a pretrial diversion program. Therefore, when going to trial is not in the clients’ best interest, the lawyers of Andersen, Tate & Carr are able to utilize their great skill and experience to find creative solutions and to carefully negotiate beneficial out-of-court "agreements."
If you have been charged with shoplifting in Georgia, call or contact our law offices today.