Savannah Theft Crime Lawyer
Burglary, Robbery, Carjacking, Petty Theft, Grand Theft, Shoplifting
At The Schneider Law Firm, we defend against misdemeanor and felony theft crimes, including the following:
Our firm has a reputation as one of the most aggressive and successful criminal defense teams in the Savannah area, and is prepared to get to work on your defense immediately. Your first call after an arrest on a theft crime should be to our office as the earlier we get involved, the better your chances of avoiding conviction. Our lead attorneys is a former prosecutor, and known throughout the legal community as an aggressive and talented defender. Take advantage of our skills and deep knowledge of the justice system to get your defense case moving forward.
Theft Penalties: Theft Crime Attorney in Savannah
There were changes in state law regarding penalties for theft in 2012. For property stolen valued at $1,500, the charges will be filed as a misdemeanor offense with penalties of up to 1 year in jail and up to $1,000 in fines. For property valued between $1,500 and $5,000, felony charges will be filed. The penalties imposed in these cases could include up to 5 years in state prison. For theft crimes with property valued at $5,000 to $25,000, the penalties can include up to 10 years in state prison. For thefts of property valued at more than $25,000 the prison sentence can be as high as 20 years in a state correctional facility. The level of the charges and the penalties are also based upon various other factors, including the following:
- The criminal record of the accused.
- The use of a weapon in the commission of the crime.
- A weapon being present when the crime was committed.
- Threats made against persons in the commission of the crime.
In all theft offenses, the judge has the discretion to penalize the offender as if the crime committed was a misdemeanor, which can be a significant advantage to a person who could be facing many years in state prison. To gain this advantage you would need a zealous advocate who will fight for you. If your case involves many errors and flaws, it may be possible to get the entire case dismissed. You deserve to find out what can be done for you, and to hear the facts from a seasoned professional who has worked on both sides of the aisle.
Contact our firm immediately if you have been arrested and charged with a theft crime. Our firm is known for achieving victory in tough criminal cases, and should get involved in defending your case without delay.
Call our firm immediately if you are facing charges in a theft case.