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Know Your Options When It Comes to Theft Charges

Criminal Defense Attorney in San Angelo Serving Tom Green County

The severity of your theft charges can range from a misdemeanor to a felony, depending on the type and value of the item which was allegedly stolen. In Texas, charges of theft can be filed if an item was removed without the express permission of the item's owner. If your accused can prove that you took the item, and that you had no intention of returning the item to its owner, consequences can range from moderate to severe.

Our defense of your case will depend on your particular situation, but often addresses:

  • Lack of intent to commit a crime
  • Intent to return item
  • Confusion over ownership
  • Claims of intoxication at time of borrowing
  • Entrapment, or being forced or coerced by someone else to commit the theft

Misdemeanor Versus Felony Theft

Consequence severity regarding theft convictions evaluates mostly the value of the object which was stolen. For example, a theft crime is classified as a misdemeanor if: the value is less than $1500; the item stolen was a driver's license or state ID; sometimes, if the minor theft was a first offense. Felonies include: automobile theft, often considered grand theft auto; some cases of identity theft; burglary; or, credit card theft from an elderly person. Texas theft laws are particularly specific and require a well-versed criminal defense attorney to appropriately face the charges. Don't risk your future by trying to navigate your case alone. You deserve someone standing by your side who has the experience and knowledge required to professionally and appropriately protect your rights.

We serve Tom Green County and San Angelo with access to our experienced criminal law attorney, and want to make sure you, too, can benefit from our defense. Contact Skinner Law Firm today by calling (325) 939-8352.