Theft By Shoplifting And Other Theft Crimes

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 these charges.

You need an experienced defense lawyer whether you are facing a first shoplifting charge or another type of theft charge. The Gwinnett-based law firm of Kevin J. Pratt & Associates provides aggressive legal representation to those charged with theft in Gwinnett, DeKalb, Fulton, Hall, Barrow and all metro Atlanta counties.

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 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. In fact, we offer payment plans for clients who are concerned about the cost of their defense.

We have provided successful defense for countless clients facing shoplifting charges.

Interesting fact: A typical Wal-Mart store has over 300 active cameras.

Our attorneys also represent 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.

At Kevin J. Pratt & Associates, our attorneys work effectively to reduce the consequences of a shoplifting arrest. 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.