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Have You Been Charged with Theft or Larceny? We Can Help!

We are all aware of the concept of stealing, but when you are actually charged with stealing you may come to find that there is a lot you do not understand in regards to how the law handles these accusations. There are numerous forms of theft, each with different charges and penalties that could have a long-lasting impact on your life.

Understanding the details of your theft charge is a key factor in building a suitable defense. Our knowledgeable Fort Worth criminal defense lawyer works one-on-one with clients as he guides them through the criminal justice system. With our intimate knowledge of theft crimes and Texas courts, we can help you mitigate your charges or dismiss them entirely so you can put this incident behind you.

Call (817) 339-6693 to start discussing your case today.

Theft Charges in Texas

As mentioned above, the law separates theft crimes into several different categories. With some charges, you may be facing a fine with probation, while others could end in a prison sentence and a permeant mark on your criminal record. Regardless of the penalties, a conviction can affect your long-term employment opportunities and several other aspects of your life. It is always worth the effort of defend yourself to keep your record clean.

In Texas, theft crimes are classified based on the value of the stolen items:

  • Class C misdemeanor – Less than $50 stolen. Fines up to $500
  • Class B misdemeanor – More than $50 but less than $500 stolen. Fines up to $2,000 and/or up to 180 days in county jail.
  • Class A misdemeanor – More than $500 but less than $1500 stolen. Fines up to $4,000 and/or up to 1 year in county jail
  • State jail felony – More than $1,500 but less than $20,000 stolen. Fines up to $10,000 and/or 180 days to 2 years in state prison.
  • Third-degree felony – More than $20,000 but less than $100,000 stolen. Fines up to $10,000 and/or 2 to 10 years in state prison.
  • Second-degree felony – More than $100,000 but less than $200,000 stolen. Fines up to $10,000 and/or 2 to 20 years in state prison.
  • First-degree felony – More than $20,000 stolen. Fines up to $10,000 and 5 to 99 years in state prison.

Keep in mind that your sentence could go beyond the standard rulings if you have a criminal record. Be sure to review your case with an attorney to understand the penalties you could face.

Put a Dedicated Fort Worth Criminal Defense Attorney on the Case

You have a right to use a public defender at no charge to yourself, and while many public defenders are experienced legal professionals, they are also bogged down by numerous other cases. Hiring a private attorney will provide you with a legal team that can devote significant time and resources to investigating your case and crafting a unique defense strategy tailored to your unique needs.

At the Law Office of Paul Previte, clients work directly with the founding attorney. From the moment you enlist our firm, you will know exactly who you are working with and can expect high quality legal counsel.

You will want your attorney to have plenty of time to investigate your case. Call (817) 339-6693 to schedule a consultation with attorney Paul Previte today!

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