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Have You Been Charged With a Theft Crime?

Looney & 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 & Conrad, P.C. at 281-597-8818.


An experienced theft crime lawyer is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for a

free, no-obligation case evaluation

Classifications of Texas Theft Charges

Section 31.03(e)

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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We are criminal lawyers near 77079 and criminal lawyers near 77445.

 

When you need a Texas theft lawyer, contact

Looney & Conrad, P.C. at 281-597-8818.

Our experienced Texas theft attorneys are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for a

free, no-obligation case evaluation.

We serve Houston, the State of Texas and the entire United States.

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11767 Katy Freeway, Suite 740 Houston, Texas 77079

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