Most McDonough shoplifting cases begin in the City Court of McDonough.
The Judge of this Court, Donald Patten, has a reputation for tough sentences in shoplifting cases. First-time offenders are eligible for pretrial intervention, those who fail to complete this program often receive lenghty jail sentences. Every defendant charged in city court has the option to transfer his case to the Henry County State Court. However, doing so will create an additional, internet-accesible record of your shoplifting charge. Because navigating a McDonough shoplifting charge is complicated, you should speak with an experienced attorney who understands the practices of both the McDonough City Court and the Henry County State Court.