Defense Against Property Crimes in Marietta
Defend Your Rights with a Marietta Criminal Lawyer
Property crimes are grouped together under state law within Chapter 7 of
the Criminal Code of Georgia, and they include
burglary, criminal trespass, arson and the use of bombs and explosives. According to
statistics provided by the Department of Juvenile Justice, property crimes are by
far the most common type of
juvenile crime in our state, accounting for fully one third of all reported offenses in 2011.
They are also prevalent among adult offenders, with 95,282 instances of
burglary and arson combined last year throughout the state, including
4,816 burglaries in Cobb County alone. Whether you have personally been
accused or if your child has been arrested and charged with a property
crime, it is vital that you take action now to address the situation and
begin working on a defense with a Marietta criminal defense attorney.
Penalties for Property Crimes
The sentence you could receive if convicted for a property crime in Marietta
depends on the severity of the offense and whether it is a misdemeanor
or a felony. For example, littering is a misdemeanor, as is criminal trespass-this
type of offense is punishable by up to one year in county jail. Other
property crimes are charged as felonies, such as arson in the first degree,
which carries a 20 year prison sentence and a $50,000 fine, and burglary
which carries the same sentence in prison.
Securing Dedicated Legal Counsel in Georgia
The Marietta criminal defense attorneys at Henrickson & Sereebutra are
former prosecutors who have
more than 40 years of combined experience, and with a track record including thousands of cases they are more than
prepared to represent you after an arrest for property crimes.
Contact the firm today for a confidential consultation, to tell your side of the story
and to learn about possible
criminal defense strategies for clearing your name and protecting your future.