Suspect in Gwinett and Flowery Branch School Thefts Arrested

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A 21-year-old man is facing Dacula theft charges in connection with burglaries in three portable classrooms in Gwinett, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports . Robert Franz Joseph II also faces similar theft charges in Hall County involving break-ins at more than a dozen school trailers in Flowery Branch.

Apparently, in most of the Gwinett incidents, Joseph allegedly stole projectors from the trailers, each worth about $1,000. In the Flowery Branch schools he is accused of stealing 16 laptop computers from 17 portable classrooms at C.W. Davis Middle School. Other schools police say Joseph struck include Collins Hill High School in Suwanee; Lanier Middle School in Buford and Creekland Middle School in Lawrenceville. Joseph is being held without bond on three counts of burglary and 45 counts of theft by receiving.

There are a variety of federal and Georgia state laws, which have been enacted to severely punish those convicted of theft and burglary. The law does not look kindly at those convicted of committing these property crimes. You may be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony depending upon the accusations you are facing, your prior criminal record and the monetary worth of the stolen goods. A conviction could mean jail or prison time and hefty fines.

If you or a loved one has been charged with any type of theft or burglary in the state, call the experienced Georgia criminal defense attorneys.