There are many different types of theft crimes, one of which is known as "shoplifting" or "retail theft." Shoplifting is generally a non-violent form of theft where a person uses concealment or a distraction to sneak merchandise out of a store, as opposed to using force or the display of a deadly weapon is in robbery.
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Shoplifting is defined in Georgia Code §16-8-14 as stealing merchandise using any of the following means:
While shoplifting is "only" a misdemeanor, it can still result in serious penalties. In Georgia, misdemeanors are punishably by up to 12 months in prison and a fine of up to $5,000 (for aggravated cases). You may be eligible for probation, but you will still have a conviction on your criminal record.
In cases where the stolen property was worth more than $300, was a second or subsequent offense, or was stolen from 3 or more establishments, the crime is more serious. These forms of shoplifting could result in a felony conviction and imprisonment for 1-10 years.
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