Identity Theft Criminal Defense Attorneys in Georgetown, TX
Facing Travis County Theft Charges? Here's What You Need to Know
Criminal 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
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
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:
- Bank robbery
- Identity theft
- 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,
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.
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