Simply put, a person commits theft when they take something that doesn’t belong to them without the owner’s knowledge, consent, or reasonable legal justification, and without any intention of returning the property to the owner at the time of the offense.
The state of Texas, like many other states, categorizes theft offenses according to the value or type of the stolen property or services. Here’s a breakdown of how theft charges work in Texas:
Keep in mind that any past convictions could impact the charge you receive for the current offense. For example, if you have one prior theft conviction, a theft charge that would normally be designated as a Class C misdemeanor will be bumped up to a Class B misdemeanor. Similarly, a person with two prior theft convictions who commits a theft crime that would normally be designated as a Class A misdemeanor will instead be charged with state jail felony theft.
For these reasons, it’s crucial to work with a criminal defense attorney who will fiercely advocate for you both in and out of court. Here at Kimbrough Legal, we have the legal know-how and courtroom experience to help you get the restitution you deserve. To take your first step towards justice, contact us today.
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