Shoplifting is seen as a selfish act. After all, the person shoplifting is likely stealing a good that they want, not that they need. Let’s face it, despite the wealth disparity in the United States, we are a very wealthy country, and not many people starve to death, thanks to government assistance programs like Food Stamps. Gone are the days of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities and being thrown in jail for months without trial for stealing food.
This being the case, the state of Georgia treats shoplifting very seriously. If you repeatedly steal and are caught, you can be charged with a felony, which will have consequences for you the rest of your life.
CONSEQUENCES FOR SHOPLIFTING IN THE STATE OF GEORGIA
- Up to one year in jail
- Misdemeanor charge if property stolen is less than $500
- Pay a fine
- From one to 10 years in prison
- Felony charge if property value is greater than $500, or property is stolen from at least three different stores in the same county within a three-day period that are worth at least $100
- Theft of anhydrous ammonia
- Theft from a breach of a fiduciary relationship
- Theft of government or bank property by an employee
- Theft involving a gravesite
- Theft of a vehicle or a vehicle part worth at least $100
- Theft while telemarketing or using a computer, or during a home repair or improvement
- Theft of a destructive device, an explosive, or a firearm
- Pay a fine
WHY CHOOSE ASAP BAIL BONDS IN CLAYTON COUNTY?
Let’s face it, being arrested is not exactly your idea of a great day. Oftentimes, people are accused of shoplifting, and they didn’t even know they had shoplifted. There are many cases of mistaken identity as well.
ASAP Bail Bonds has years of experience helping people navigate the bail bond process. While it is relatively simple, if you’ve never been through it before, we can help. First, you give us a call when you or a loved one have been arrested. We take some pertinent information, such as which jail you or a loved one is at, what crime you’ve been arrested for, and some other basics. Then, we’ll begin the bail bond paperwork. We’ll let you know the fee, which is a small percentage of the bond price, and we’ll handle the rest. Usually, as long as the courts are open, you or your loved one will be free within hours. As long as you show up to court, you owe us nothing more. Our bail bond company in Clayton County is often asked, “Do you get your bail money back?” No, because that is the fee we charge for our services.