Under Georgia law, a person commits the offense of theft by taking, also referred to as larceny, when he or she unlawfully takes any property of another with the intention of depriving that person of their property. The manner in which the property is taken or appropriated is irrelevant. Punishments for theft by taking depend largely on the value of the item taken. Where the item is worth less than $500.00, a person is generally charged with a misdemeanor. Where a person is charged with theft by taking of personal property of another worth more than $500.00, they may be charged with a felony.
When an individual is charged with theft by taking, it can be an incredibly stressful experience. The attorneys at Miller & Brown, P.C. strive to provide the best possible representation. As with any criminal charge, it is important to discuss your charge with an attorney to ascertain your legal rights, defenses, and options. If you would like to speak to one of our criminal defense attorneys regarding a theft by taking or any other criminal concern, please call our office at (770) 461-2025 to set up a legal consultation.