Theft Crime Attorney

A theft crime is any crime that involves the unlawful taking of someone else’s property. This property could be physical or non-tangible such as in the form of a service. Some of the many categories of theft recognized by Texas state law including:

Many people do not think of fraud and financial crimes as theft, but Texas state law begs to differ. Writing bad checks for instance, is considered theft. Also considered theft is the buying or receipt of stolen property.

The penalties for theft in Texas range from fines to time in state prison, depending on whether the crime is charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. If you shoplifted an item worth $50 or less, you will be charged with a Class C misdemeanor, the lowest level of theft and be charged a fine of $500 or less. More serious theft crimes could result in fines of at least $10,000 and time in state prison.

A theft charge can also ultimately result in personal consequences like the loss of future employment, especially if you have been convicted of shoplifting. It doesn’t matter if you are facing a misdemeanor or a felony theft charge, you will need an experienced Houston criminal attorney to represent you in court. Contact our office today to hear how we can help your case.