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Experienced Legal Counsel for Those Accused of Stealing in Texas

Being accused of theft can be a life-altering experience. The potential consequences and stigma of a theft conviction can be severe. If you have been arrested on theft charges, you need experienced legal representation as soon as possible.

At Setra Law Firm, we understand the challenges you are facing. Our El Paso theft crime lawyer has the knowledge and skills to help you navigate the Texas criminal justice system and will work tirelessly to protect your rights and future.

If you have been arrested on theft charges, call (915) 221-9115 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with a member of our team.

Overview of Texas Theft Laws

Theft is a crime of taking someone else’s property without their consent, depriving them of their property. In Texas, theft crimes can be charged as felonies or misdemeanors, depending on the value of the stolen property, the circumstances of the crime, and the defendant’s criminal history.

Under Texas law, theft crimes are defined as follows:

  • Less than $100: Class C misdemeanor
  • Between $100 and $750: Class B misdemeanor
  • Between $750 and $2,500: Class A misdemeanor
  • Between $2,500 and $30,000: State jail felony
  • Between $30,000 and $150,000: Third-degree felony
  • Between $150,000 and $300,000: Second-degree felony
  • More than $300,000: First-degree felony

It is important to note that, in addition to the value of the stolen property, other factors can increase the charges and penalties for theft crimes. For example, if a person is accused of stealing a firearm, the charges can be elevated to a higher degree felony, regardless of the value of the firearm.

Types of Theft Crimes in Texas

There are numerous types of theft crimes in Texas. In addition to the specific theft crimes listed below, there are also general theft offenses that cover a wide range of theft-related activities.

Some theft crimes in Texas include:

  • Shoplifting
  • Auto theft
  • Carjacking
  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Breaking and entering
  • Petty theft
  • Grand theft
  • Identity theft
  • Embezzlement
  • Receiving stolen property

General theft offenses can be charged when a person is accused of any theft crime that is not specifically listed in the Texas Penal Code. General theft charges are typically based on the value of the stolen property, not the specific type of theft crime.

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    Defending Against Theft Charges

    Being charged with theft can be a life-altering experience. If you have been arrested for a theft crime, you are likely feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next. At Setra Law Firm, we understand the challenges you are facing and are here to help.

    We will thoroughly review the facts of your case, including the circumstances of your arrest and the evidence against you, to identify any weaknesses in the prosecution’s case. Our El Paso theft crime lawyer will aggressively defend your rights and work to get the charges against you reduced or dismissed.

    If you are convicted of theft, our legal team can help you explore your options for getting the conviction expunged or sealed. Expungement is the process of having your criminal record cleared of your theft conviction. Once your record is expunged, you can legally deny that the theft conviction ever occurred.

    Get the Skilled Legal Advocacy You Need at Setra Law Firm

    If you have been arrested on theft charges, you need experienced legal counsel on your side. At Setra Law Firm, we are committed to providing our clients with the knowledgeable and skilled legal representation they need to protect their rights and future. We will work tirelessly to get the charges against you reduced or dismissed.

    Call (915) 221-9115 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with an experienced theft crime lawyer in El Paso.

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