Theft Crimes Lawyer in Texas
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Even though theft is one of the most common crimes in Texas, the consequences
of convictions are drastic and all accusations must be taken seriously.
To be arrested for a theft crime, you must have taken the property of
another individual with no intent of returning it. Additionally, if you
have received services and refuse to pay, this may also be considered theft.
Why Choose Our Theft Crime Attorney?
- Tenacious trial representation since 2001
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- We are fluent in Spanish and English
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If you have been accused of a theft crime, you can’t take the situation
lightly. The experienced Texas criminal defense attorney at The Law Offices
of Alex R. Hernandez, Jr. PLLC has maintained an impressive 10.0 Superb
Avvo Rating through years of dedication to our clients, treating them
with individual respect and authentic care.
Contact us today before your future falls into jeopardy.
How Are Shoplifting, Burglary, and Other Theft Crimes Penalized?
Depending on the value of the stolen property, theft crimes lead to varying
degrees of punishment. If you have a criminal history, especially any
prior theft convictions, then the penalties will escalate.
Here is an overview of the possible penalties for first-time theft offenses:
Shoplifting / theft worth less than $50: Up to $500 fine
Theft worth less than $500: Up to 180 days’ jail and a $2,000 fine
Theft worth less than $1,500: Up to 1 year in jail and a $4,000 fine
Theft worth less than $20,000: Up to 2 years’ jail and a $10,000 fine
Burglary of an uninhabited building: Up to 2 years’ jail and a $10,000 fine
Home invasion burglary: Up to 20 or 99 years’ prison and a $10,000 fine
Additionally, any theft crime may also carry civil penalties in the form
of punitive damages. The value of the stolen item will likely be rewarded
to the victim – if it is not returned in original condition –
and there may be an additional $1000 fine.
Secure Your Future with a Texas Theft Crimes Attorney
At The Law Offices of Alex R. Hernandez, Jr. PLLC, we understand that no
case is as straightforward as it seems. Using our years of experience
and know-how, we can dig for evidence that may have been overlooked and
use it in your favor. We do not want to see you suffer for one mistake
or false accusation. We can provide you with a strong case that may lessen
your conviction or dismiss the charges altogether.