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Property Crimes

Property Crimes Lawyer

Property Crimes

Defense Lawyer for Property Crime Charges

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. In fact, arson is one of the 7 Deadly Sins crimes in Georgia.

What Are Property Crimes?

In the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, property crime includes the offenses of burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. Within these types of property crimes are numerous specific charges, most of which can result in prison sentences.

The actions which are classified as a property crime include 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 crime charges include car hopping, minor vandalism, minor shoplifting, tagging, and petty theft.

Are These Serious Felony Crimes?

While some crimes may result in only probation, other charges can land you in prison for decades. Georgia assignes Crime Severity Levels to all felony charges. If you are charged with any of these crimes, and the charge is entered as "attempted", the severity level for that charge is rated at one level lower than the listed level. If someone is convicted of multiple offenses, the most serious of the offenses will determine the severity level. If a person is incarcerated for a parole or probation revocation, based on the commission of a new crime, the Crime Severity Level will be determined by that offense.

Georgia Criminal Sentencing For Property Crimes

The probability of conviction and receiving a severe sentence can be mitigated with an experienced criminal defense attorney.

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 crime cases, through his persuasive style, knowledge of Georgia laws, and sometimes employing an aggressive representation in court.

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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.

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.


Client charged in Douglas County with burglary. Our office investigated and built a solid defense. Prior to trial, the District Attorney’s Office agreed to reduce the charges to misdemeanor theft by taking.

–State v. J.T.

Credit Card Fraud

Client charged with credit card fraud in Cobb County. Our office investigated and discovered that our client did not commit the crime. The charges were dismissed.

–State v. W.R.


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.