Property crimes may be misdemeanor or felony charges depending upon many circumstances. Persons facing property crime charges do have a risk of incarceration. Certainly those faced with serious charges such as arson have a certainty of prison time. The probability of conviction and severity of any sentencing can be mitigated with an experienced criminal defense attorney.
Property crimes can have many forms, including car theft, arson, bank fraud, burglary, larceny, buying, receiving, and possession of stolen property, criminal trespass, counterfeiting, destruction of property, embezzlement, credit card fraud, theft by deception, forgery, employee theft, and identify theft.
Lesser property crimes are car hopping, minor vandalism, minor shoplifting, tagging, and petty theft.
If you are facing any type of property crime charges you should immediately call Lawrence Zimmerman, an experienced property crimes defense attorney. Attorney Zimmerman has a well documented history of winning property crimes cases, through his persuasive style, knowledge of Georgia laws, and sometimes employing an aggressive representation in court.
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Georgia Criminal Sentencing For Property Crimes
Can we win? What if I am convicted?
Georgia sentencing guidelines provide a fair indicator of what to expect, however there are many factors that ultimately determine what happens to anyone convicted of a property crime in Georgia. We will always take all reasonable measures to fight any property crimes charges faced by our clients. If the evidence is overwhelming, and the prosecutor has an air tight case which achieves a conviction, we still have options to help your situation. Our professional relationships with area prosecutors and judges, and our status as a respected defense law firm, often enable our requests to be considered.
During your FREE CONSULTATION, after learning about your situation, we can provide you with a good idea of potential outcomes including the chances for a not guilty verdict.
Our top priority will be to protect your freedom!
Drug Case Success Stories: We've Been Here and Won!
Client charged in Cherokee County with Criminal Trespass and Theft. Our office had these criminal charges dismissed.
–State v. L.L.
Client accused by another of forging a fellow employee’s name on a wire transfer. The alleged victim filed charges and it was set down for a pre-arrest hearing in Fulton County. Our office intervened and negotiated a dismissal prior to the hearing.
–State v. W.R.
Client was investigated by Dekalb County Police for embezzling over $20,000. We were hired before any arrest and convinced the police not to prosecute our client. He was never arrested and the investigation ceased.
Embezzlement Investigation where investigation terminated without charges being brought by District Attorney after intervention by Lawrence Zimmerman.
–State v. V.S.
Dekalb Armed Robbery Case
Client was 16 and charged with a home invasion armed robbery case. He spent 45 days in jail until we were hired and secured him a bond. He was indicted, but through our extensive investigation, we discovered the detective lied about some key information. At a hearing in front of a Dekalb Superior Court Judge, we had the case dismissed. The client had an alibi but the DA’s office still refused to dismiss it.
Theft by Taking
Client charged with felony theft by taking in Dekalb County which resulted in a violation of felony probation in Newton County. At the revocation hearing in Newton County, we won the hearing resulting in only a misdemeanor violation of felony probation. We then went to Dekalb County Superior Court and negotiated a dismissal of the felony charges with client pleading to only misdemeanor theft.
–State v. R.H.
Client charged with Theft by Shoplifting in Cobb County for stealing $2000.00 worth of goods from Macy’s. Our office was able to negotiate a dismissal in exchange for 100 hours of community service.
–State v. B.S.
Embezzlement criminal investigation where police investigation terminated without charges being brought by District Attorney after intervention by Lawrence Zimmerman. Client was never arrested for any criminal charges.
–State v. V.S.
Theft Charges in Clayton Co.
Client charged with theft in Clayton County. The day before trial the case was dismissed based on our work.
Gwinnett Co. Armed Robbery
Client charged with armed robbery in Gwinnett County along with two other codefendants. The State wanted 15 years in prison. However, we were able to convince them of our clients valuable assistance to testify at trial. After trial the State asked the court to reduce the sentence to 9 years. We were able to convince the court to reduce the sentence to 6 after a great presentation to the court.