Larceny is the unlawful taking of another individual’s property with the intent to permanently deprive them of said property. Each state has its own law categorizing larceny as a crime. In Georgia, the statute outlawing larceny labels the criminal act as “theft by taking.”
The punishment for taking property more than $1,500 and less than $5,000 is one to five years in prison.
The punishment for a misdemeanor in Georgia is:
Yes. However, the specific defenses available to a defendant depend on the facts of their case. For instance, they can claim lack of intent or ownership possession as defenses to show that they are not guilty.
It is always smart to have legal assistance when defending yourself against a theft charge. Contact a Georgia lawyer immediately for help with your misdemeanor or felony theft by taking case.
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