Effective Defense Representation For Theft Charges

A theft charge is a very serious legal matter. If convicted of shoplifting, embezzlement or any theft crime in Georgia, you will be left with a mark on your criminal record that will haunt you for years. Employers are very skeptical of job applicants with a history of theft. To keep your record clean, or to mitigate the damage this charge has on your life, it is important to consult with a skilled criminal defense attorney.

At Philip Kim Law, P.C., we stand up for the rights of those accused of criminal offenses in Gwinnett County and throughout surrounding Georgia communities, including Lawrenceville. If you have been charged with a theft crime, Philip Kim is prepared to provide you with the effective defense representation you need and deserve.

Theft Defense Strategies

There are many theft crime defense strategies a skilled lawyer can employ on your behalf. Depending on the circumstances, it may be appropriate to argue that a defendant did not knowingly steal an item, or that mistaken identity was involved.

Crucial evidence may be found in witness testimony, surveillance footage and other sources.

Whatever the circumstances of your arrest, we will thoroughly examine all the facts to determine the best defense strategy for you. We apply a thorough, proactive approach to all theft-related charges, including:

  • Shoplifting: These charges often vary based on the value of the merchandise a retailer alleges was stolen.
  • Embezzlement and other types of fraud: Accusations may relate to work as a bookkeeper, accountant or treasurer for an organization.
  • Identity theft or forgery: From theft of credit card numbers to signing for a withdrawal on an account, these charges generally carry serious prison time.

Whether you were charged with petty theft or felony theft, we are here to protect your future and help you pursue the best possible outcome.

Robbery/Armed Robbery

Robbery is generally defined as taking property from another person by force, threat or coercion. A prison sentence is common with a conviction, and if the victim was over 65 years of age, the penalties are even more severe.

If a weapon was used or displayed in the course of the robbery, the state can charge armed robbery, which carries even more severe penalties. A person convicted of armed robbery faces a mandatory prison sentence of 10 years and could face life in prison, depending on the specific factors of the case.

For instance, if the alleged robbery victim suffered an injury, the penalties can be heightened significantly. Prosecutors push for the harshest possible penalties. If you have been charged with robbery, it is important to have a skilled defense lawyer in your corner.

Defense Representation That Gets Results

If you have been accused of committing theft in Georgia, we are here to protect your rights. Email or call (678) 273-3500 to arrange your free initial consultation with a knowledgeable theft defense lawyer in Lawrenceville.

First Move = Talk To A Defense Lawyer

From our law offices in Lawrenceville, our founding attorney Philip Kim defends those accused of misdemeanor to felony-level criminal offenses across Gwinnett County. He and his experienced team can defend you or a loved one against drunk driving allegations, traffic offenses or more severe drug charges, sexual misconduct accusations and crimes of violence.

Philip Kim Law, P.C.

260 Constitution Blvd. Lawrenceville, GA 30046

Fax: (678) 273-3501