Have you, a friend, or a loved one been arrested and charged with a theft crime in Fort Worth?

Theft is the act of taking another person’s property without their permission. Theft crimes include the following: shoplifting, auto theft, identity theft, robbery, burglary, embezzlement, welfare fraud, insurance fraud, theft by check, forgery and receiving stolen property. If you have been accused of stealing and are facing criminal charges, I strongly urge you to speak with an experienced theft lawyer.

In general, the punishment for a theft crime varies depending upon the value of the stolen property. A conviction for theft in Texas could result in the following consequences:

  • Theft of property/services of a value under $100 could result in a Class C Misdemeanor conviction
  • Theft of property/services of a value of $100 – $750 could result in a Class B Misdemeanor conviction
  • Theft of property/services of a value of $750 – $2500 could result in a Class A Misdemeanor conviction
  • Theft of property/services of a value of $2500 – $30,000 could result in a State Jail Felony conviction
  • Theft of property/services of a value of $30,000 – $150,000 could result in a Third Degree Felony conviction
  • Theft of property/services of a value of $150,000 – $300,000 could result in a Second Degree Felony conviction
  • Theft of property/services of a value of $300,000 or more could result in a First Degree Felony conviction

Whether charged as a felony or a misdemeanor, theft is a serious criminal charge that carries devastating long-term consequences. In addition to jail time and fines, a theft conviction may permanently limit your ability to obtain gainful employment. Under Texas law, shoplifting and many other theft crimes are considered crimes of moral turpitude. A conviction for a crime against moral turpitude could result in limited employment opportunities, the deportation of an alien, and could result in your honesty and good name being held in question for the remainder of your life.

Contact a Defense Attorney for Theft Charges in Tarrant County

If you, a friend, or a family member has been charged with a theft crime do not make the mistake of representing yourself. Contact the Hampton Law Firm now to ensure that you have an aggressive theft charge defense lawyer protecting your good name and future employment opportunities. Contact the Hampton Law Firm now for a free and confidential consultation.

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