Katy Theft Crime Attorney

Theft is a criminal offense that involves the taking of another person's property with the intention of depriving the owner. It can also involve the taking of property that is stolen by someone else. In the state of Texas, theft can also be charged against an individual who fails to perform an affirmative act to show that the item being taken or given has not been stolen. Even if the amount or object stolen is of minimal value, theft can still be charged. If you or a loved one is charged with the crime of theft, schedule an in-person, free case evaluation with the Katy criminal defense lawyer at my firm.

Penalties for Theft Crime Convictions in Texas

If you or a loved one is charged with the crime of theft in Texas, you can expect serious consequences if you are convicted. Charges range from a Class C misdemeanor for a minor theft offense to a first-degree felony for a serious theft crime. The category your crime is placed in will be based on the value of the stolen property. Keep in mind that you can also face civil penalties in addition to criminal penalties. Under the Texas Theft Liability Act, the theft victim can recover a monetary award in actual damages. A civil penalty may also be imposed on you.

Defense Strategies for Cases of Theft in Waller County

At Mandy Miller Legal, PLLC, I am devoted to providing my clients with the knowledge they need to confidently pursue defense in their cases. Some of the most common defenses include:

  • Lack of intent
  • Mistake of fact
  • Age
  • Duress

Theft laws in Texas can be found under Texas Penal Code, Title 7, Chapter 31. You will want an experienced and knowledgeable attorney by your side as you face the judge and / or jury who will make the decision that impacts the remainder of your life. Contact my firm today!

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