Carrollton, GA asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation and Criminal Law for Georgia

Q: I am running a business, 2 phones were stolen. I was told I would be charged with this if I didn't pay them back

I just opened this business, 2 phones were stolen from me and 1 was a sheriff's deputy. I was told I could be charged with theft by deception, but I had no intenting of deceiving anyone.

2 Lawyer Answers

Ecleynne Mercy

Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: So here's the thing. I would need more information. But I can offer a little bit of advice. Unfortunately, in this criminal justice field, its often said that its not what happened, but what you can prove. So from what I read, you haven't been charged yet. THUS, if things can be proven, then your intention( and all it holds) may not prevent an indictment/accusation.

David Edward Boyle

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Monroe, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: I would recommend sitting down with a lawyer and explaining the entire situation. There does not appear to be enough information to decide whether you have any criminal liability.

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