How Theft Charges Work in Texas
Theft accusations in Texas range from very simple to incredibly complex. Typically, a theft occurs when someone deprives an owner of the use of their own property and takes something that does not belong to them. Shoplifting, writing a hot check, embezzlement, theft of services, and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle are a few examples of common theft offenses.
Theft charges can have a long-ranging impact on those convicted. Beyond criminal consequences, theft can impact your ability to get a job, affect your ability to get a license for certain professions, and may also involve repayment for the items or money stolen.