Theft Crimes

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.

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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 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.

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