Misdemeanor crimes against property are treated very seriously in Georgia. If you have been charged with shoplifting, criminal damage to property or criminal trespass you should go to court represented by an attorney so that you can protect your rights and your permanent record.
A crime of shoplifting can stay with you and may be used to deny you employment, can be used against you as a sign of bad moral character, and if you are charged with this type of charge more than once, it can eventually become a serious felony.
A crime of criminal damage to property or criminal trespass can stay with you on your permanent record and can carry serious consequences including up to a $1000 fine and 12 months probation.
- Criminal Misdemeanors
- Driving While Under the Influence
- Driving on a Suspended License
- Misdemeanor Possession
- Minor in Possession (MIP)
THINGS TO KNOW
1. If this is your first time, your attorney may be able to work your case so that the charge stays off your record.
2. Even if it is not your first charge, there are other ways to negotiate your case by your attorney to keep you from having long-term consequences from the charge.
- Criminal Damage to Property
- Criminal Trespass
Hire an experienced attorney to get you the best result. Attorney Alfred can work on your case to get you the best result, fight for your rights and in some cases, your record may be able to be cleaned even after negotiating a deal with the solicitor or prosecutor. Attorney Alfred has 10 years of experience in the Marietta, Cobb, Fulton, DeKalb, Atlanta and the rest of Metro-Atlanta area dealing with the solicitors and the state on these types of charges constantly negotiating the best deal for you to keep you from the egregious consequences of taking a plea to this charge.