The basic definition of theft is taking someone else’s property or services without consent. In Texas, theft is covered under Section 31.03 of the Penal Code, which makes various types of theft unlawful. These offenses can range from simple shoplifting to armed robbery.
Being convicted of theft can have many consequences. In the worst cases, a conviction can brand you as a convicted felon which can make it difficult to obtain employment, housing, professional licenses, and more. It can also have consequences for immigration status since it can be considered a crime of “moral turpitude.”
Due to the serious consequences attached to most theft crimes, it is vital that you seek representation from a tough defender. At LaHood Norton Law Group, our team includes former prosecutors as well as two attorneys who are Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. With our top-level training and nearly 100 years of combined experience, we have earned a reputation for getting results both in and out of the courtroom.
Texas law covers many types of theft, all of which our firm can defend you against.
Penalties for a theft offense will be dictated by the value of the property, services, or funds stolen, your prior criminal history, and other aggravating factors such as if a weapon was used in the commission of the offense. Charges can range from a Class C misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $500 to a first-degree felony punishable by 5 to 99 years or life in prison.
Your priority in any criminal investigation or charge should be to retain the services of a law firm you can trust. LaHood Norton Law Group has earned the trust of countless clients in its many years of practice through outstanding legal ability, a strong track record of success, and dedication to service.