Theft / Shoplifting


Theft in the state of Georgia is a serious crime that can negatively affect your personal life and employment.

Under Georgia law, when a theft involves property valued less than $500, the crime is punishable as a misdemeanor, which carries financial penalties and potential jail time.  Punishment for a misdemeanor includes a fine not to exceed $1,000 and a sentence of imprisonment that will not exceed 12 months. If the sentence of six months or less, it is within the authority of the sentencing judge to allow the sentence to be served on weekends confinement or during the offender's nonworking hours.  If the theft involves property valued greater than $500, the crime is punishable as a felony.


In the state of Georgia, theft by shoplifting can include, but is not limited to, taking merchandise without payment, or intentionally altering the payment of merchandise to be less than the price set by the seller, such as changing price tags. 

If you have been accused of theft , you should contact an experienced criminal law attorney immediately.  Pandora and her team will describe your rights, advise on the best course of action and help you understand what to expect from the justice system.

Pandora E. Palmer has an office in McDonough, Georgia and serves clients throughout all of Georgia, including: Butts, Clayton, Coweta, Fayette, Henry, Lamar, Monroe, Newton, Pike, Rockdale, Spalding, and Upson counties.

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