Valdosta Theft Defense Lawyer
If you are facing theft charges, you probably have a lot of questions. What penalties am I facing? Will I lose my job or be kicked out of school? How will a theft conviction affect my future?
At Jody D. Peterman, LLC, we understand how overwhelming it is to be charged with a theft crime, even if it is only for misdemeanor shoplifting. Our Valdosta theft defense attorney takes the time to listen carefully to the concerns of each of his clients, answering their questions and helping them feel comfortable throughout the legal process.
Crafting Strong Defenses For Serious Theft Charges
When a client comes to us with a theft charge, we take it very seriously. We consider all possible strategies before deciding on the best defense for each individual client. We will never assume that what worked for a previous client will work for you.
When working out a defense strategy, we will consider the following important factors:
- The value of what was allegedly stolen: The higher the value, the more serious the charges.
- Whether an informal agreement is possible: Some people or retailers will accept repayment, which may lead to your case being dismissed.
- How to present your case at trial: Our attorney is always prepared to take your case to trial if it is in your best interests.
- Whether you would benefit from the First Offender Act: This law allows for first offenders to have their records sealed after serving a sentence.
Georgia Attorney Protecting Your Rights
From our Valdosta office, we assist clients throughout Lowndes County and the rest of the state who are facing a variety of theft charges, including:
- Petty theft charges
- Retail theft charges
- Shoplifting charges
- Felony theft charges