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Conroe Theft Crime Lawyer

Defense for Theft/Shoplifting Charges in Walker & Montgomery Counties

A person commits theft if he/she unlawfully appropriates property with the intent to deprive the owner of that property. When a person commits theft, he/she may be charged with misdemeanor or felony theft. The type of charge will depend upon the value (dollar amount) of the property that was stolen and if a weapon was used during the commission of the crime.

Misdemeanor theft occurs when a person illegally takes another person's property without the person's consent and the value of the property is less than $1,500.00. The most commonly committed misdemeanor theft crime is shoplifting. Felony theft is when a person illegally takes another person's property without the person's consent and the value of the property is more than $1,500.00.

Types of Theft Crimes in Texas

The following is a list of commonly committed theft crimes in Texas:

  • shoplifting
  • theft by check
  • burglary
  • theft of firearm
  • identity theft
  • credit card theft
  • fraud
  • embezzlement
  • forgery
  • motor vehicle theft
  • robbery

Any person who is convicted of a theft crime may be sentenced with jail or prison time, fines, probation, community service, and restitution. Additionally, the person's theft crime conviction will show up on his/her criminal record, which is accessible to the public. When a person has a theft crime conviction on his/her criminal record, it can be very difficult for him/her to obtain employment, housing, and education opportunities.

Effects of a Theft Conviction

A conviction for theft can have a significant impact on your life. It will be on your criminal record as a theft arrest and conviction and may cause you to loose professional, educational, and even housing opportunities. If you currently have a professional license that license may also be in jeopardy if the licensing agency becomes aware of the theft. Furthermore, a theft conviction is considered a crime of moral turpitude. That means that if you are convicted of theft you cannot sit as a juror, a fundamental right of American citizens.

Fight Your Case Today - Call (936)-681-0031

If you need legal assistance for a criminal arrest or accusation in Walker County or Montgomery County, you have come to the right place. Conroe criminal defense attorney Doug Atkinson has provided clients with years of exceptionally talented legal experience and representation all throughout the area. Despite the theft charges you are facing, the firm is ready to take a stance for you and advocate your future. Call today to schedule an appointment with a seasoned theft defense lawyer.

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