Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia

Q: My sister was arrested for THEFT BY RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY- FELONY for a car I believe in Gwinnett county Georgia.

Additional charge.


What type of sentence comes with these charges? Looking for lawyer to help with case.

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John Kim
John Kim
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Duluth, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: The statutory framework that govern penalties for theft offenses in Georgia is somewhat convoluted. However, in general, there is a progressive sentencing guideline based on the value of the subject of the theft. For felony theft by receiving offenses, the low end would be 1-5 years if the value was at least $1,500.01; the high end would be 2-20 years if the value exceeded $24,999.99. As for the "acquiring license plate . . ." charge, it is a misdemeanor punishable up to 12 months in jail. I recommend your sister speak with a criminal defense attorney about her case. In addition to defending her and obtaining a favorable resolution, an attorney may be able to negotiate one of several options that protects your sister's record. Best of luck.

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