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
- 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
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.