In Georgia, theft by deception occurs when you take someone else’s property through deceptive means, with the purpose of intentionally depriving that person of his or her own property. Likewise, if you knowingly accept payment for services that won’t be rendered, you can be charged with theft by deception. The same goes for selling property with liens to someone without disclosing the property claims.
If you are charged with theft by deception, you will face up to 15 years in prison. You may also lose your civil rights, including the right to vote and the right to possess a firearm. In addition, a felony conviction stays on your record and can make it very difficult to get or keep a job.
If you have been charged with theft by deception, it is important to work with a lawyer who can protect your interests and assert your rights. We fight for the rights of individuals charged with theft and other criminal offenses and are prepared to help you, too.
Even if you have done nothing wrong, you need an experienced and competent defense attorney who knows Georgia’s theft laws.
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