Being charged with theft is not something to take lightly. If convicted, you could face jail time, heavy fines, and probation. In Texas, theft is considered a crime of “moral turpitude.” Anyone who is found guilty of these crimes is often labeled dishonest and untrustworthy.
Having a conviction of theft on your record can wreak havoc on your life for years to come. It will serve as a “red flag” to potential employers, landlords, immigration officials, and others who have access to personal criminal records.
To fight theft charges effectively, you need a passionate legal advocate in your corner. At Segura and Kiatta, LLP, we provide tenacious defense for individuals accused of theft-related crimes in Fort Bend County and Harris County.
Our criminal defense lawyers have a successful track record of negotiating with prosecutors for lesser charges and reduced penalties as well as full case dismissals. If negotiation fails, they are always prepared to take a case to trial.
Under Texas law, theft is defined as unlawfully appropriating property with the intent to deprive the owner of the property.
There are a wide range of criminal offenses that fall under the category of theft crime:
The severity of a theft charge is based on the value of property or services stolen. Texas classifies theft crimes
– stolen items are less $100
– stolen items are more than $100 but less than $750
– stolen items $750 or more but less than $2,500
– stolen items
items stolen $20,000 or more but less than $100,000
— items stolen $100,000 or more but less than $200,000
Common defenses used to fight theft charges in TX may include:
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