Bryan-College Station Theft Defense
A person commits theft under Texas law if the person “unlawfully appropriates property with intent to deprive the owner of property.” Any type of theft charge can have a serious impact upon your future. Theft is considered a “crime of moral turpitude” and is defined in Chapter 31 of the Texas Penal Code. Any person with a theft conviction in their criminal history may have a very difficult time obtaining future employment. Even misdemeanor charges are serious allegations and can leave you with a blot on your criminal record. You can also go to jail and find it difficult or impossible to qualify for loans, professional licensing, or even housing for the rest of your life.
Arrested for Theft in Brazos County?
Other theft related crimes include burglary, robbery, fraud, and vehicle theft. Other related charges may include identify theft, credit card abuse, embezzlement, and even shoplifting. If you’re convicted the stakes are high. The value of the property stolen determines the seriousness of the theft charge. If the property appropriated is worth more than $150,000, the charge is a second degree felony. If the value is between $30,000 and $150,000, it’s a third degree felony theft. Anything worth more than $750, but less than $2,500, is Class A misdemeanor. Petty theft — if the property is worth less than $100 — is a low level misdemeanor offense, but still very serious.
Bryan-College Station Criminal Theft Attorney!
If you’ve been charged with one of these offenses you need an advocate on your side – an experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney who can work through the facts of your case and use them to make a difference. If we decide to accept representation in your case, rest assured you will have an experienced advocate on your side, fully prepared to go the distance to defend your legal rights. For instance, we might construct a defense that might lead to your acquittal, or have the charges against you dropped, or possibly reduced so you suffer less penalties. We’ve successfully defended countless people just like you who faced an allegation for a theft.
Call us today for a consultation so we can discuss how to best approach your problem.
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