Have You Been Caught Shoplifting? We Can Help.
M. Qader A. Baig & Associates, LLC — A Conyers, Georgia Law Firm
No matter how minor a shoplifting charge may seem, a conviction can result in severe penalties. Many people charged with shoplifting simply plead guilty, hoping for the best possible result. Unfortunately, they realize just how serious this crime is when they face heavy fines, probation, and possible prison time.
Criminal defense attorney M. Qader A. Baig has over 20+ years of experience defending people charged with theft and shoplifting. With proper criminal representation, an individual charged with shoplifting may be able to avoid a conviction and the long-term negative impacts.
Shoplifting in Georgia
The crime of shoplifting can be a misdemeanor or felony in Georgia, dependent on the amount of merchandise involved.
- Misdemeanor shoplifting — Involving goods of up to $300
- Felony shoplifting — Involving goods in excess of $300
If an individual has been convicted of shoplifting in the past, any subsequent shoplifting convictions may be classified as felony crimes.
Juveniles Accused of Shoplifting
At M. Qader A. Baig, LLC, we defend juveniles accused of shoplifting. In Georgia, the juvenile court requires that all parties act “in the interest” of the child before the Court. With that in mind, we are focused on helping a child overcome a shoplifting charge and get back on the right track. Instead of an embarrassing run-in with the law, his may be an opportunity to turn adversity into opportunity.
Accused of Shoplifting for the First Time?
If you have been accused of shoplifting for the first time, you may be able to avoid some of the consequences of a conviction by entering a “pre-trial diversion program”. If completed, you may be able to avoid jail and a mark on your criminal record. We can help you explore the pre-trial diversion program as an option in your case.
If you have been accused of shoplifting or theft, we will use our experience and knowledge to fight the charges and help you avoid the negative consequences that may result. Contact a Conyers lawyer online or call (770) 929-1665.