If you are charged with a theft crime in Georgia, you need to understand that the consequences may be greater than just the sentence you received for the crime. You should also consider the impact that a theft conviction appearing on a background checkcould have on your future – both personally and professionally. Remember, a Criminal Conviction will remain on your Georgia Criminal History for the rest of your life!
Your ideal attorney will be the one in the best position to build your defense and determine whether the evidence is sufficient to prove the charge. My experience as a former state prosecutor puts me in a great position to understand how the charges against you will be pursued by the State.
Such ‘insider’ knowledge allows me to best assert your defenses and bring out mitigating factors that can result in a successful defense of the charge.
If you are charged with a theft or property offense it is essential that, before speaking with any law enforcement officers, you exercise your right to remain silent and demand an attorney. If you do not, and your case proceeds to trial, anything you say may be used against you in court.
Under the law in Georgia you are innocent until proven guilty. The burden of proof in any case against you lies with the State prosecutors – they must prove their case ‘beyond a reasonable doubt’.
Because each case that McCranie Law Firm accepts it handled from start to finish by me, George McCranie IV, I am very aware of the anxiety that the prospect of a conviction for theft can create. Importantly, I take the time to understand your specific circumstances, fears and the collateral consequences a conviction could have on you and your family.
When McCranie Law Firm is engaged to mount your defense, we perform the due diligence required to ensure the case being built against you fits the definition of the crime with which you have been charged. If the evidence doesn’t stack up, I will seek a negotiation to a lesser charge or a full dismissal.
We also check whether any statements made or searches done were in compliance with, or in breach of, your constitutional rights. As your defense attorney I know that defending you against a charge of theft can also mean defending your individual constitutional rights.
It is important to your future that when facing theft charges you are represented by a skilled defense attorney who will ensure the prosecutors are held accountable and meet their burden of proof.
What do I do if charged with Theft or Burglary?
At McCranie Law Firm we look after the interests of the citizens of south Georgia. Based in Valdosta and Douglas, Georgia, we provide the highest level of professional legal counsel to clients in south Georgia.
My team and I welcome your call on at 912-383-7581 or 912-383-7581 or email, if you have been arrested for theft or property offenses. We will be happy to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss how I can help you fight your theft charges.