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Theft by Deception

What is “Theft by Deception”?

Theft by deception is one of the most misunderstood theft crimes. Georgia law defines theft by deception as when property is taken through deceptive means and with the purpose of intentionally depriving someone of their own property. The way the property is taken separates it from similar crimes, like theft by taking, theft by receiving, and theft by extortion. Knowingly accepting payment for services that won’t be performed or cannot be rendered can also lead to charges of theft by deception.

Although many theft by deception charges are for minor value, you can still face up to 15 years in prison. In addition, a felony conviction 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. And few criminal defense attorneys have the established track record of the lawyers at Conaway & Strickler, P.C. Our attorneys have nearly 30 years of combined experience fighting for the rights of individuals charged with theft and other criminal offenses. We’re prepared to help you, too.

How We Help

Even if you have done nothing wrong, you need an experienced and competent defense attorney who knows Georgia’s theft laws.

Our firm will provide sound legal counsel and advice to help you choose from a variety of strategies for defending your case. We will work hard to get the charges against you dropped, get felony charges reduced to a misdemeanor, or negotiate the best possible terms for a plea agreement. If necessary, our seasoned litigators will take your case to a jury trial, present the strongest possible case on your behalf, and fight for a not-guilty verdict — as we have successfully done many times.

To learn more, reach out to our firm today. You can call us at (404) 816-5000 or reach us online. Initial consultations are always free.

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