Category: Theft Crimes
Texas is known for two things: its strong sense of justice and an even stronger sense of independence. Every man’s home is his castle in Texas. This means that personal property is protected heavily, both legally and personally.
Both of the personal property crimes of theft and robbery are prosecuted [...]
The holidays bring a flurry of activity. Packages are delivered, and presents are left in cars while shopping continues. Because of the ample opportunity, thieves are on high alert during the holidays, but so are the police.
While Texas has one of the highest rates of theft during the holiday [...]
Statute of limitations laws set a time limit for prosecution of the offense in question. Under these laws, charges must be filed within the time specified. If charges aren’t filed within this time frame, they cannot be filed at all.
All Texas theft crimes are subject to a statute of [...]
The criminal justice system divides crimes into two main categories: misdemeanors and felonies. Misdemeanors are less serious crimes. They typically only come with no more than a few months in jail and relatively small fines. In contrast, felonies are incredibly severe, with potentially lengthy prison sentences and fines. Additionally, felon [...]
Maybe you’re shopping. Or you’ve just completed your shopping and are leaving the store. Suddenly, you’re approached by the store manager or a security guard who accuses you of shoplifting.
The embarrassment alone can be unbearable. What you should be more concerned about, however, are the legal repercussions that might [...]
In Texas, burglary is an offense that is automatically prosecuted as a felony – meaning there’s always the possibility of jail or prison time. Moreover, although burglary is most often associated with theft, unauthorized entry into a building to commit another crime such as assault – or any felony-level offense [...]