There are many ways to commit theft, but Texas uses just one definition. Texas theft charges are brought against people accused of unlawfully appropriating property with the intent to deprive the owner of that property. This can include acts like shoplifting, acquiring property by threat, swindling, writing bad checks, embezzlement, and receiving or hiding stolen property.
Theft charges range from a class C misdemeanor to felonies offenses, and have a variety of manners and means. The biggest concern for most people is that theft at any level of offense is often considered a crime of moral turpitude. That is a fancy way of saying it reflects something about your character or what kind of person you are. Many employers examine theft charges very carefully, and some choose not to hire people with thefts on their records believing they are likely to harm their business or steal from them.
Only a knowledgeable attorney can help you understand the complexities of this law. It is important to speak with a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer in order to fully understand your rights and responsibilities when you are charged with theft or think you may be charged with theft.
There are many ways an experienced lawyer can help you when you are facing a Theft charge:
- Keep you from being indicted
- Get the charges dismissed
- Obtain a not–guilty verdict
- Dismiss the theft and plead to a lesser offense
- Work with the State to dismiss with restitution
- Keep you out of jail
We have handled many theft cases, ranging from charges for writing a small bad check to embezzling large amounts of money. We are prepared to help you.
Please come in and meet with our experienced attorneys to learn more about your case. Our defense attorneys are ready to offer a detailed analysis of your situation and present options to assist in your defense. Contact the Segura Law Firm via our contact form or call 512.472.1580 to schedule a free initial consultation.
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