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.
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Punishment for theft charges varies, based on the type of theft offense and the monetary value of the property that was taken. Many minor theft offenses are misdemeanors, punishable by either a fine or county jail time. Probation or even dismissal may be possible depending on the facts and circumstances of the case and criminal history of the person charged.
There are also other theft offenses which are felonies punishable by time in state jail or prison. The most extreme theft cases can be punishable by up to life in prison. Certain theft felonies may be eligible for probation, also depending on the facts and circumstances of the case and the criminal history of the person charged. The actual consequences and punishment ranges cannot be determined without an investigation into the specifics of each individual case.
Theft charges are serious allegations, and you need an aggressive and experienced advocate on your side. Contact the attorneys of the Harris & Harris Law Group today to discuss your rights under Texas law.