Defending Against Property Crimes
In Georgia, property crimes are treated very seriously. Only recently the law has changed slightly to minimize punishment for lower-level offenses; still, judges and prosecutors are very sensitive to allegations that others’ hard-earned property is taken or damaged based on criminal acts.
It is important to remember that simply because there was an arrest for a property crime does not mean there is enough evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that it happened the way, or by the person, the police or alleged victim claim. These cases require significant investigation and legal analysis. Additionally, property crimes are many times related to drug usage and abuse. STERN Law has significant experience utilizing the law and negotiations to protect victims of drug addiction from the harshest penalties, tailoring a resolution to suit the needs of clients and the community as a whole.
In some situations, felony property offenses can even be sentenced as a misdemeanor. Take a closer look at specific offenses for more information.