If you or someone you love has been accused of burglary or theft, it is imperative that you seek representation immediately. Burglary and theft charges can result in severe penalties that will hinder you for the rest of your life.
Even minor shoplifting charges carry hefty consequences and fines. Shoplifting allegations in Georgia may result in either a misdemeanor or felony charge depending on the circumstances of the case, and value of item(s) stolen. Defendants facing possession of stolen merchandise can be penalized with thousands of dollars in fines, and up to ten years in jail.
Individuals facing first time allegations, those with limited criminal history or those accused of theft of merchandise in lower increments may qualify for pretrial diversion programs. These options may allow the alleged criminal to avoid prosecution or jail time altogether. Even if your shoplifting or theft charge appears minor, you need an attorney that understands how to navigate such options to avoid unnecessary sentencing and punishment. Rufus Smith, Jr. has successfully aided in lowering restitution and even having such criminal charges dropped.
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Burglary carries significantly more impactful consequences. An individual charged with burglary in the state of Georgia may face felony conviction and up to 20 years of imprisonment.
Rufus Smith, Jr. and Associates are fully aware of the potential punishments for such crimes, and the most successful methods in which to defend your rights.
As an experienced trial attorney Rufus Smith, Jr. will build a strong case in your defense, and guarantee that your best interest and legal rights will always remain his top priority. Don’t wait, call now, your freedom is at stake! 770-251-2373