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.
Contact my firm today to schedule your free case evaluation.
Petty Theft vs. Grand Theft
Theft crimes can consist of many different offenses including:
- Breaking and Entering
- Armed Robbery
- Identity theft
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.