Types of Property Crimes

The term "property crimes" can apply to two separate classifications of crimes. First, it applies to those crimes committed on another person's property or against another person's property. Vandalism, loitering, trespassing, arson, and breaking and entering are all examples of property crimes in which some type of damage is to done to the property.

The other classification of property crimes is more similar to left. These types of property crimes include burglary, robbery, armed robbery, embezzlement, shoplifting, etc. The penalties associated with these charges depend on the value of the stolen goods. In the state Georgia, when the value of the stolen property equals $500 or more, the suspect will be charged with grand theft, a felony. If the value of the stolen property is less than $500, petty theft charges will apply, a misdemeanor.

If you or a loved has been charged with a property crime, it's in your best interest to speak with Lawrenceville criminal defense attorney Douglas N. Fox right away. For years clients throughout Gwinnett County and the surrounding areas have trusted their rights and freedom to Mr. Fox because they know they can count on him to prepare an aggressive defense and provide the diligent legal counsel needed to increase their chances of achieving a successful outcome.

Contact the Law Office of Douglas N. Fox today if you'd like to set up an appointment to discuss your case.