Most shoplifting cases in North Decatur begin in the North Decatur City Court. The local judge, Donald Patten, has a tough reputation in shoplifting cases. Repeat shoplifters and those who violate their probation can receive lengthy jail sentence.
An attorney can transfer a North Decatur shoplifting cases to the Henry County State Court. This will change the prosecutor and judge assigned to the case and makes it possible to have a jury trial. However, because it creates an internet accessible record of your case, you should talk to an experienced attorney before transferring your case.
David Abbott has handled North Decatur shoplifting cases since 2008. He understands the practices of both the North Decatur City Court and the Henry County State Court. He can help you navigate a shoplifting case towards dismissal and can also help restrict your criminal history.