Theft Crimes Protecting & Defending the Rights of the Accused

Theft Crime Defense Attorney in Bryan, TX

Types of Theft under Texas Law

The crime of theft can be committed in a variety of ways under Texas law. Basically, it occurs when you deprive another of his or her property without permission. Most theft crimes in Texas are charged and punished according to the value of the goods or services stolen, which means charges can run the gamut from the lowest misdemeanor to the most serious felony.

Types of theft prosecuted under Texas law often include:

  • Shoplifting
  • Misdemeanor theft
  • Felony theft
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Vehicle theft
  • Passing bad checks
  • Identity theft
  • Dealing in stolen goods

Accused of theft? Contact our Bryan theft crime defense lawyer at The Law Office of Jay Granberry online or by calling (979) 353-6632.

Is Shoplifting a Felony in Texas?

Yes, in the State of Texas shoplifting charges can be a felony. Shoplifting charges range from being a class C misdemeanor to being a first degree felony, the severity of the charges depend on the amount of the theft in question as well as any prior convictions.

What Is the Punishment for Theft in Texas?

The least serious types of theft are charged as Class C, Class B, and Class A misdemeanors, which carry fines of up to $4,000 and jail time of up to a year. When goods or services valued between $1,500 and $20,000 are stolen, the crime is elevated to a state jail felony punishable by 180 days up to 2 years in jail and fines of up to $10,000. Beyond this, depending on the value of property or services stolen, third-degree, second-degree, or first-degree felony charges may apply.

Robbery, which is theft involving the use of force or intimidation, and burglary, which is generally defined as illegally entering a home or business with the intent to commit theft, are also charged as felonies. How these offenses are charged will depend on the severity of the crime, the intent, whether a weapon was used, and other circumstances.

Why You Need The Law Office of Jay Granberry

Being convicted of a theft crime can have a major impact on your future. Because it is associated with dishonesty, it may be difficult to find future employment. Along with this, a permanent criminal record of a theft offense can impair your ability to find housing, be eligible for financial aid, or obtain a professional license.

To fight back for the best possible outcome, we advise you to contact The Law Office of Jay Granberry, where you can rely on a proven defense lawyer with 25 years of experience and Board Certification in Criminal Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. In any case of theft, your future may depend on the quality and commitment of your legal representation. Our award-winning firm has demonstrated its excellence with extensive trial experience, knowledge, and legal training.

Reach out to our office online or at (979) 353-6632 to schedule a case review today.

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  • Over 25 Years of Experience
  • Well Over 130 Jury Trials Tried to Verdict as Lead Attorney
  • Certified in Criminal Law by Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 10 Years as a State Prosecutor
  • Past President of Brazos County Bar Association
  • 2017 Avvo Super Rated Criminal Defense Attorney
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