Receiving Stolen Property

Theft Crimes in Marietta

You do not have to actively go and steal property or goods to be charged with a theft crime. Simply receiving stolen goods and property can be enough to charge you with a theft offense. If you were charged with this crime, it is imperative that you retain the legal counsel of an attorney who is not afraid to fully investigate your case and ensure that your rights and freedoms are protected. At The Merchant Law Firm, we stand ready to provide outstanding legal counsel to those who have been arrested and charged with the crime of receiving stolen property.

Under the law, any person who receives or disposes of property that was stolen, with the knowledge that the property was stolen, can be charged with this crime. When you work with The Merchant Law Firm, we will actively pursue a strong defense and lesser charge for this crime. Perhaps you did not know that the property was stolen, or you had intentions of giving the property back to the original owner and did not plan on retaining the property for personal use. Regardless of the situation, you can rest assured that by working with our firm, you will be in good hands. We have been able to provide outstanding legal assistance and representation for families and criminally accused individuals for over two decades and we may be able to assist you as well.

Theft by Deception

The crime of receiving stolen property is known as theft by deception. Under Georgia law, this will be charged as a misdemeanor. If you are found guilty of this crime, you may face hefty fines, lengthy prison or jail stays and probation. Some judges and jurisdictions will force you to return the property to the owner or restore the value of the property to the owner by paying restitution to the original owner. Depending on the amount of goods that were received, how long they were retained and the nature by which they were obtained, you may be facing anywhere between one to ten years behind bars.

You need an aggressive Marietta criminal attorney!

After any arrest, you may be feeling confused and worried about what the future may hold. At The Merchant Law Firm, we stand ready to provide our clients with the representation that they need to ensure that they receive a favorable outcome for their case. When you retain the legal counsel of our team, we will actively research the circumstances leading up to your investigation and arrest and ensure that your rights were not infringed upon in anyway in the obtaining of any evidence. If you have been arrested and have questions regarding your future, contact The Merchant Law Firm right away. We proudly offer free case evaluations to all potential clients, so do not hesitate to contact our team today!