Mark A. Hendrix, P.C. is here to provide sound legal guidance if you have been charged with a theft crime. Being convicted of a theft offense can have serious penalties for you, jeopardizing your reputation and your freedom. Our Bryan County theft crime attorney can help guide you through the legal process if you are facing serious charges. Don't wait any longer to get the reliable, proven counsel you need behind your case!
If you are facing theft crime charges, contact our attorney at (912) 574-2271 to set up a free evaluation.
If you are charged with shoplifting in Bryan County, you could be facing a misdemeanor or a felony charge. Shoplifting can vary from other theft crimes. The charge will be considered a felony if the value of the shoplifted property is over $300 or if the property is taken from three different stores in the county within a week. Should you be facing a second shoplifting charge, you could be facing a $250 fine that will accompany any other possible penalties. Now is the time to get trusted representation for your case.
In 2012, there were changes in the state law regarding the penalties for theft crimes. According to the updated law, if the stolen property is valued at or less than $1,500, it will normally be filed as a misdemeanor. The penalties for this misdemeanor could be up to one year in jail and fines up to $1,000.
Stolen property above $1,500 is normally charged as a felony. This means you could be facing more than a year in jail or prison, as well as extensive fines depending on the value of the property and whether or not a weapon or violence was involved in the theft.
No matter what theft crime you have been charged with, our Bryan County criminal defense attorney at Mark A. Hendrix, P.C. can help. Mark Hendrix has been helping people through the criminal justice system for more than 15 years. He even spent nine years as an Assistant District Attorney and can provide the insight needed for your case.
Charged with a theft crime? Our firm is ready to help. Call us today at (912) 574-2271!