Theft Cases in Georgia:
Robbery, Armed Robbery, Burglary, Shoplifting, Theft by Taking, Carjacking, Financial Transaction Card Fraud/Theft, Identify Theft
At a Glance:
- These crimes are very serious because they can (in addition to your criminal history) also negatively impact your career, employment or background checks because they can be seen as "crimes of dishonesty."
- General punishment range is between 1-10 years (with exceptions)
- Penalties increase depending on the amount alleged to be taken, age or condition of the victim and prior convictions
- Range from 12 months in jail (for shoplifting cases) all the way to life in prison (for certain armed robbery cases)