Our Theft Attorneys Know How To Defend You
There are few things scarier than facing criminal charges, and at Carter Pilgrim law firm, we’re prepared to handle any crime that falls under the umbrella of criminal law. Stealing is illegal, everyone knows this, but sometimes good people do things they may regret.
There are circumstances that surround every case of theft, and few of them are ever the same. We are here to listen to your side of the story and represent your case. Call us for a free initial consultation today.
What Constitutes Criminal Theft
As a crime, theft means taking money or goods with the intent to do so, without the consent of the rightful owner, with intent to permanently deprive the owner of said goods or money of his or her possessions. Charges for criminal theft depend on each case’s circumstances and the number of goods or money stolen.
When you are facing these types of charges, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you. Phil Pilgrim worked for years as a prosecutor, so he understands how the prosecution will approach your case. Depending upon the dollar amount of goods stolen, you may be facing a felony which could mean jail time. Don’t wait. Call our law firm today to get started on your defense.
Misdemeanor and Felony Theft Charges
There are distinct factors that come into play when determining what constitutes a felony or misdemeanor charge. If the charge is more than $1000, you’ll likely be facing a felony charge. Anything less than that should be charged as a misdemeanor offense.
The type of theft will be considered when deciding if a felony or misdemeanor should be charged. Robbery, swindling, and auto theft are all felonies, even if the vehicle in question is worth $200. Petty theft is a misdemeanor in most situations.
There are so many factors that can become overwhelming very quickly for defendants charged, including past criminal history. If a defendant has past theft convictions, this could pose an issue for the current case, even if the accusation of theft is not worthy of a felony.
Carter Pilgrim will remain vigilant and on your side every step of the way. We want to ensure that your current charges aren’t bumped up because of what you’ve done in the past, and we will represent you to the best of our ability, seeing your case through to the end.
Possible Penalties for Criminal Theft
There are plenty of possible penalties for criminal theft charges, ranging from fines and public service to a prison sentence of many years. That is why you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer working to defend you.
It’s essential in criminal theft, just like every other law component, to receive a fair and just hearing. If all of your previous crimes were misdemeanors, it’s very possible that the current one might be charged as a felony. Let us help you handle your case as soon as possible.
At Carter Pilgrim, we know that mistakes happen, and in most cases, our defendants do not have to spend the rest of their lives paying for them. Also, mistaken identity cases when it comes to criminal theft are all too common, and we will eradicate your guilt beyond any shadow of a doubt if you are not guilty.
Choosing Carter Pilgrim as Your Law Firm
Our law firm has been in the business of defending the accused for many years. Our cases have resulted in favorable outcomes, and if you’ve been charged with criminal theft, no matter the number of the offense, we want to help you.
Contacting a Carter Pilgrim attorney as soon as possible only helps you with defending your case and we will start to work for you the moment you contact and retain one of our attorneys.
If you’re facing criminal theft charges, contact Carter Pilgrim today!
Our Service Area
We are located in Suwanee Georgia, but we defend clients throughout Gwinnett County, Forsyth County, Hall County, Barrow County, Jackson County, and Dawson County. Contact our Atlanta law firm as soon as possible to learn how we advocate for your best interests.