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Defending Against Theft Crimes in Bulloch County Since 1997

Depending on their circumstances, theft crimes may be charged as misdemeanors or felonies in Georgia. Regardless of how they are charged, theft crimes are based on the unlawful taking of someone else’s property or dealing with stolen property.

At Gabe T. Cliett P.C., Attorney at Law, we are well-equipped to defend you in all types of theft crime accusations. As a long-established criminal defense firm in Bulloch County, we have an abundance of experience resolving these matters both inside and outside the courtroom. Our Statesboro theft crimes defense attorney provides legal skills and knowledge based on decades of successful defense work for our clients.

Get your questions answered, your concerns addressed, and learn what you are up against and how we can defend you. Call us at (912) 274-7752 for a free, initial consultation.

Types of Theft Crimes in Georgia

Theft is generally charged based on the value of the property or services involved. As an example, theft of property valued at $500 or less is considered a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. Theft of property or services valued above $500 is generally charged as a felony. Georgia law defines theft in many different ways.

These include theft through:

  • Deception
  • Conversion
  • Shoplifting
  • Extortion
  • Receiving or bringing into the state stolen property
  • Theft of services
  • Taking lost property

What are the Penalties for Felony Theft in Georgia?

Felony theft also includes such activities as vehicle theft, theft conducted online, theft by someone in a fiduciary position, and theft of government or bank property by a government or bank employee. Felony theft carries penalties of one to 15 years in prison along with steeper fines.

Shoplifting is its own theft offense. It is charged as a misdemeanor when the value of the property stolen is $300 or less. When the stolen property is valued at more than $300, shoplifting becomes a felony. Second shoplifting offenses can carry a fine of up to $250 along with a potential jail sentence. Third and fourth convictions carry harsher penalties.

Besides a criminal conviction, you may also face a civil lawsuit brought against you by the theft victims which may involve monetary damages for the property taken as well as for any other losses

Contact Our Theft Crimes Attorney in Statesboro Today

It is vital that you protect yourself when being investigated for any type of theft by enlisting the services of a trusted theft crime lawyer in Statesboro. We understand how threatening and dangerous a theft charge can be. We can work diligently to help you obtain the most optimum case result through thorough investigation and legal means.

Call Gabe T. Cliett P.C., Attorney at Law to schedule a free consultation at (912) 274-7752 today. You can also contact our firm online. We serve all of Bulloch County.


Since 1997, our firm has maintained a reputation for dependable client representation. When it comes to the future of each client, we do everything we possibly can to ensure they get the best chance to avoid a conviction. Since starting our practice, we have made client communication and clarity our priority. You will always remain in the know as far as the proceedings of your case, and you can count on us to update you with any new developments that impact your standing. With thousands of cases handled and a strong presence in the Bulloch County legal community, Gabe T. Cliett P.C., Attorney at Law is the firm you can trust to protect your future.
Gabe T. Cliett & 
W. Keith Barber

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