Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia

Q: What are the sentencing guidelines in Georgia for felony theft by taking?

Theft over $500

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Patrick John McDonough
Patrick John McDonough
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Duluth, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: If the item(s) stolen have a combined value of $500 or less, you will likely be facing a misdemeanor crime. However, if the combined value is more than $500, if you have shoplifted from three separate properties within one county within a period of seven days, or if this is not your first offense, you may be facing felony charges.

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