Have You Been Charged with Misrepresenting the Origin or Ownership of Timber or Agricultural Commodities in Georgia?
Fraud crimes cover a wide area of crimes in Georgia. The penalties range from misdemeanors to fines of more than $50,000. Then there are some offenses that can be misdemeanors or felonies depending on the value. Misrepresenting the origin of timber or other agricultural commodities is one of those crimes where it is based on the amount. No matter what crime you have been charged with, our Georgia Fraud Attorneys are here to help.
A person commits the crime of misrepresenting the origin or ownership of timber or agricultural commodities when, in the course of a sale, attempted sale, delivery, or other completed or attempted transaction regarding timber or agricultural commodities, he or she knowingly, willfully, and with criminal intent to defraud makes a false statement or knowingly, willfully, and with criminal intent to defraud causes a false statement to be made with regard to any specific ownership of the timber or agricultural commodities or with regard to the location or ownership of the land where the timber was cut or the agricultural commodities were harvested.
The Penalty for Misrepresenting the Origin of Timber in Georgia
In Georgia, the penalty for misrepresenting the origin of timber or agricultural commodities will depend upon the value of the property that was misrepresented. If the value was less than $500, then the crime will be treated as a misdemeanor. Misdemeanor convictions in Georgia come with a fine up to $1,000 or up to 12 months in jail, or both. However, if the property was valued more than $500, then the crime will be a felony punishable by one to five years in prison.
Georgia Defenses to Misrepresenting the Origin of Timber
Misrepresenting timber requires that the accused make the false statement knowingly with the intent to defraud. Therefore, any evidence that the statement was not made to defraud would be greatly beneficial to your case. If you reasonably believed the information you provided was accurate, then our Georgia Criminal Lawyers will diligently work to get the charge reduced or dismissed. There are numerous Georgia Criminal Defenses our lawyers can use to defend your case.
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