Have You Been Charged With a Theft Crime?
Looney, Smith & Conrad, P.C., Criminal Defense Law Firm
Theft Attorneys serving Texas and the United States
Since 1995 criminal defense trial attorney Paul Looney has litigated
60 criminal jury trials with zero final convictions
What is a Theft Crime?
A theft crime is a criminal offense that is committed when a person takes another person’s property without permission. The unlawful appropriation of property that belongs to another person with the intent of keeping it from him or her is illegal if the person did not consent. It is also illegal if the property is already stolen or if it is in the custody of law enforcement.
Frequently committed theft crimes include but are not limited to auto theft, burglary, car jacking, embezzlement, forgery, grand larceny, identity theft, petty larceny, petty theft, receiving stolen property, robbery and shoplifting.
Explanation of Theft Crime and Its Associated Penalties
A person is most likely to be charged with a theft crime in Texas when suspected of unlawfully taking another person’s property. The severity of charges depends on the value of the property stolen. For example, a person who stole property valued below $1,500 will usually be charged with a misdemeanor, while a person who stole property valued over $1,500 will most likely be charged with a felony.
Law enforcement officers also take into consideration other factors before classifying a person’s theft crime charges. A person’s charges are usually enhanced if he or she has a criminal record, has prior theft crime offenses listed on his or her criminal record, or used a weapon while committing the crime. People convicted of theft crimes in Texas may pay fines, spend time in jail, and/or be placed on probation.
When you need a Theft Crime Attorney, contact Looney, Smith & Conrad, P.C. at 281-597-8818.
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Classifications of Texas Theft Charges
|STATE OF TEXAS PENALTIES AND PUNISHMENTS|
|Value of Items Stolen||Type of Offense||Punishment||Fines|
|Less than $100||Class C Misdemeanor||Not Jailable||No more than $500 fines|
|$100 or more but less than $750||Class B Misdemeanor||Not more than 180 days in county jail||And/Or no more than $2,000 fines|
|$750 or more but less than $2,500||Class A Misdemeanor||Not more than 1 year in county jail||And/Or no more than $4,000 fines|
|$2,500 or more but less than $30,000||State Jail Felony||180 days to 2 years in state jail||And/Or no more than $10,000 fines|
|$30,000 or more but less than $150,000||Third-degree Felony||2 to 10 years in state prison||And/Or no more than $10,000 fines|
|$150,000 or more but less than $300,000||Second-degree Felony||2 to 20 years in state prison||And/Or no more than $10,000 fines|
|$300,000 or more||First-degree Felony||5 to 99 years in prison||And/Or no more than $10,000 fines|
|Enhanced First-degree Felony||5 to 99 years in state prison||And/Or no more than $10,000 fines|
|* This chart is for Theft Offenses under Texas Criminal Penal Code Sec. 31.03, and does not include theft by checks.|
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