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Facing Travis County Theft Charges? Here's What You Need to Know

handcuffsCriminal theft is legally defined as the stealing of money or property by any means, whether it's stealing a DVD from a department store or embezzling money from an employer. So long as it can be determined that a person took an object or amount of currency without the owner's knowledge and without the intent to return it, the incident is considered a theft.

The classification and penalty for a Texas theft crime varies depending upon the value of the property in question and the details of the case (condition of property, whether the person was armed, etc.). Penalties may also differ depending upon whether you've been convicted of criminal theft in the past. If this is a second or further offense, the penalty is likely to be far more severe than it would be for a first offense.

For example, an unarmed shoplifting theft of less than $50 is considered class C misdemeanor theft and is punishable by a fine of up to $500. For a property value of $50-500, shoplifting is a class B misdemeanor, punishable by a fine up to $2,000 and up to 180 days in jail.

On the other end of the spectrum, armed robbery of a bank for more than $100,000 could be considered a first degree felony, punishable by a fine of up to $10,000 and 2-99 years in prison. Similarly, a theft that involves the destruction of property (e.g. a burglary in which a door or window is forced or broken open) is also a second or first degree felony, depending upon the type of property that was broken into and whether any other felonies were committed.

How to Get Out of a Theft Charge: The Importance of Good Legal Representation

When you're facing theft charges in Texas, you need a good defense on your side. Whether this is your first time facing such accusations or you've been through this in the past, the professional, knowledgeable attorneys at Hines, Ranc, & Holub can help you seek the fairest outcome for your case.

Our expert lawyers in Georgetown, TX have helped clients facing all kinds of criminal theft charges, including the following:

  • Shoplifting
  • Burglary
  • Bank robbery
  • Identity theft
  • Embezzlement
  • Internet theft crimes

Facing theft charges when you know you've done nothing wrong can be a scary experience. Although it might seem like simply telling the truth should be enough to prove your innocence, going into theft charges without legal representation is incredibly risky, no matter the situation. We have the experience and skill to help you make the best possible case and get these theft charges behind you.

Find an Experienced Criminal Attorney in Georgetown, TX at Hines, Ranc, & Holub

If you're facing criminal theft charges in Travis County and want to build the best defense possible, let the criminal defense attorneys at Hines, Ranc, & Holub help. We'll walk you through the process step by step and help you understand what to expect and what your rights are.

To schedule a completely free initial case evaluation with one of our lawyers, call us today at (512) 472-6565.