Challenging Shoplifting And Other Theft Charges

Georgia treats shoplifting and other theft crimes seriously. Convictions not only come with harsh criminal penalties, but could also limit your future job prospects. While the value of the merchandise typically affects whether the charge is a misdemeanor or felony, a criminal record for shoplifting can damage your life in many ways. You need to aggressively defend yourself against these charges.

You need an experienced defense lawyer to handle your case, whether you are facing your first shoplifting charge or another type of theft charge. The Gwinnett County-based law firm of Pratt & Wall, Attorneys at Law, provide aggressive legal representation to those charged with theft in DeKalb, Fulton, Hall, Barrow and all metro Atlanta counties.

Building A Defense Against Shoplifting Charges

The broad definition of shoplifting is any activity that intentionally cheats or defrauds a retail store. Shoplifting charges are common in any of the following situations:

  • Taking merchandise without paying
  • Altering or interchanging merchandise price labels or tags
  • Transferring merchandise between containers to pay a lower price

We have successfully defended countless clients facing shoplifting charges. We will complete our own investigation to identify available defenses, and we will be by your side throughout the legal process. You will also find that our criminal defense representation rates are reasonable. We offer payment plans for clients concerned about the cost of their defense.

We Handle A Variety Of Theft Crimes

Our attorney also represents clients who have been accused of other types of theft crimes theft of services, theft by deception, extortion or conversion and burglary, robbery and armed robbery. Additionally, we have experience defending clients against charges of theft by receiving stolen property.

Do Not Let Theft Charges Ruin Your Future

Whether we can negotiate a favorable plea bargain or we must fight the charge to win at trial, our goal is to protect your rights and obtain the best possible resolution. Complete our online form or call us at 770-614-4811 to schedule a free initial case evaluation.