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When is shoplifting considered a felony?

In Georgia, theft is often considered a serious crime. However, it is an umbrella term that many different actions and types of theft fall under. For example, shoplifting is a type of theft. While it is often classified as a misdemeanor, this is not always the case. ...

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What to know about plea bargains

It's relatively common for defendants in Georgia to take plea deals in their cases. In many cases, a defendant who chooses to accept a deal will plead guilty to a lesser charge. This will likely result in less jail or prison time, a lower fine or other benefits that...

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3 examples of terroristic threats

It may be easier to get accused of making terroristic threats than you ever imagined. To get a better sense of what these charges mean, here are a few examples: 1. Threatening to commit violence to cause an evacuation For instance, calling in a bomb threat to a local...

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Parental relationships and teen crimes

When a teen gets arrested and charged with a crime, you often hear people talk about the teen's home life. They may say the teen faced troubling situations at home or did not have much support. Does this really play a role in why young people commit crimes? It...

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What to expect if charged with a felony

Facing a criminal charge in Cumming, Georgia is one thing. Facing a felony charge is a completely different level. If you are ever charged with a felony in Georgia you will want to know what to expect so you can prepare to handle anything that is thrown at you. Today,...

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