Georgia's theft laws
Effective representation by experienced Marietta criminal defense lawyers
Our criminal defense lawyers at Gentry, Smith, Dettmering, Morgan, Schnatmeier & Collins, LLP have more than 80 years of combined experience representing individuals facing felony and misdemeanor charges in Georgia. With former assistant district attorneys on our team, we have substantial insight into the prosecutorial process — a useful background whether we are negotiating for an equitable plea deal or advocating for our clients’ rights at trial. We provide aggressive representation in all types of property crimes — including burglary, robbery, car theft, grand theft, shoplifting, identity theft, credit card theft, theft by taking, theft by conversion, fraud and vandalism charges.
If you have been charged with a property offense, it is vital that you exercise your right to retain an attorney before speaking to law enforcement — it is true that anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. For this reason, a criminal defense attorney from our Marietta office is available to help you immediately.
Georgia theft laws
You are innocent until proven guilty. This means that you are considered innocent unless the prosecutors successfully prove each and every element of the crime you have been accused of committing, including:
- Burglary — To be convicted of burglary charges in Georgia, the prosecution must prove that you entered or remained in a dwelling, home, building, vehicle, watercraft, aircraft or other structure with the intent to commit a felony.
- Robbery — If you are charged with robbery, the district attorneys must demonstrate that you took property from another person or in a person’s immediate presence by force, intimidation or sudden snatching with the intent of committing theft.
- Carjacking — To prove a hijacking of a motor vehicle charge, prosecutors must show that you obtained a motor vehicle from a person or in another person’s presence by force, violence or intimidation while you were in possession of a firearm or weapon, or that you attempted or conspired to engage in this action.
Our lawyers hold prosecutors to their burden of proof in these cases involving serious felony charges in Georgia.
Learn more about property crime laws from our aggressive Marietta attorneys
Learn more about building an effective defense if you have been charged with a property crime or theft. Call Gentry, Smith, Dettmering, Morgan, Schnatmeier & Collins, LLP at 770.771.5097or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.