Theft crime charges can have a strong, negative impact on your life if they are not dealt with quickly. Even if you are not convicted, the charges alone can cause you to miss out on possible job opportunities and more. I am attorney Jeff P. Manciagli and I have an excellent criminal defense record. Let me provide the relentless defense that you need to have your charges dropped or your case dismissed.
Theft by Taking
O.C.G.A. § 16-8-2 defines "theft by taking" as unlawfully taking or being in possession of someone else's property with the intent of depriving that person of their property.
Theft by Deception
O.C.G.A. § 16-8-3 defines "theft by deception" as obtaining someone else's property using "deceitful means or artful practice" with the intention of depriving that person of their property.
Theft by Shoplifting
O.C.G.A. §16-8-14 defines " shoplifting" as stealing merchandise from a store using any of the following means:
O.C.G.A. §16-7-1 defines " burglary" as entering or remaining in someone else's house, other dwelling place, or any part of a building without permission and with the intent to commit a felony inside. This offense is often committed by someone who intends to commit a felony theft crime inside the home or building.
O.C.G.A. §16-8-40 defines "robbery" as stealing property from another person by use of force, intimidation, or sudden snatching.
O.C.G.A. §16-8-41 defines " armed robbery" as, with the intent to commit theft, taking property from another person or in their presence by use of a deadly or "offensive" weapon, replica, article, or device that looks like a weapon.
While not specifically defined in Georgia state law, embezzlement is a theft offense that is committed by someone who has been placed in a position of trust and authority over the property or assets of another and, without the permission of the owner, uses the property or assets for their own personal gain.
Embezzlement is punished in Georgia as a form of property theft. This means that the penalties increase with the value of the property that is embezzled. See O.G.C.A. §16-8-12 for penalties.
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