Fort Bend County Theft Crime Lawyer

Board Certified Criminal Defense Specialist

The illegal taking of any person's property without their permission can be considered theft. These charges, especially when coupled with force or violence, can carry very serious penalties. If you are or a loved one is under investigation or has been arrested for a theft offense, you need to act quickly to retain the legal counsel of a trusted Fort Bend County criminal defense attorney. Theft crimes can take on many roles, but all of them are heavily prosecuted, with convicted individuals facing jail or prison time, fines and restitution and probation.

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Petty Theft vs. Grand Theft

Theft crimes can consist of many different offenses including:

  • Breaking and Entering
  • Shoplifting
  • Burglary
  • Looting
  • Robbery
  • Armed Robbery
  • Identity theft
  • Fraudulent Internet Crimes

There are two general types of theft that you can be charged with: grand theft or petty theft. Grand theft may include anything that was stolen with a value of $500 or more. This is most often charged as a felony, and if a weapon was involved, then you may be facing escalated charges as well. Anything stolen that was valued under $500 is considered a petty theft and often charged as a misdemeanor.

What is a Felony Theft in Texas?

In Texas, the value of the stolen property often determines the severity of the crime. For example, if the value of stolen property is less than $1,500, you might only face misdemeanor charges. Anything over $1,500 but under $20,000 is considered a state felony. The penalties you could face go up as the value of the property increases.

Experienced Criminal Defense in Fort Bend & Harris Counties

Whether you were charged with a felony or a misdemeanor, your future is on the line. A criminal conviction of any kind can have many negative effects on your future, career and relationships. Protect yourself and your good name, retain the legal counsel of a trusted Fort Bend County criminal defense attorney.

At the Law Office of Steven Rocket Rosen, I stand ready to provide my clients with the representation that they need after an arrest. If you have questions or concerns regarding your legal situation and how working with my firm can benefit your case, then do not hesitate to contact the firm today and schedule a case evaluation as soon as possible. Initial evaluations are free, so you have nothing to lose.