Being convicted of a theft or fraud charge can have a life-long impact on a person’s future. Not only do theft and fraud charges carry the possibility of a severe punishment (including time in jail or prison) but they will also appear permanently on an individual’s criminal history. Additionally, many employers are wary of hiring or retaining individuals with theft or fraud charges. This can be devastating for individuals hoping to hold down a job and support their families. Some (though not all) theft and fraud charges have other serious ramifications – for example, they can have immigration consequences.
In Georgia, there are many classifications of theft and fraud charges. Some are misdemeanors and some are felonies. The charge itself, as well as its classification as a felony or a misdemeanor, determines the possible outcomes available to Georgia courts when sentencing theft and fraud charges.
If you are facing a theft or fraud charge in a Georgia criminal court, you should never go to court alone. I have experience fighting these cases and will ensure that you get the best possible outcome. Call me today.