Theft Crimes in Williamson County
Need a lawyer for a theft crime in Round Rock?
The sentence that you could receive if you are convicted of a theft crime
varies widely according to the specific details of the crime. For example,
simple theft of the property of another person is not generally punished
as severely as is a theft that is accomplished through the use of force
or threats of violence. The value of stolen goods also plays a large role
in determining what penalty you could receive.
Texas Theft Crime Penalties
The following is a breakdown of theft crime penalties in Texas:
- Theft of property valued at $200,000 or more is a first-degree felony punishable
by up to life in prison
- Theft of property valued at between $100,000 and $200,000 is a second-degree
felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison
- Theft of property valued at between $20,000 and $100,000 is a third-degree
felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison
- Theft of property valued at between $1,500 and $20,000 is a state jail
felony punishable by up to 2 years in prison
- Theft of property valued at between $500 and $1,500 is a Class A misdemeanor
punishable by up to 1 year in jail
- Theft of property valued at between $50 and $500 is a Class B misdemeanor
punishable by up to 180 days in jail
- Theft of property valued at less than $50 is a Class C misdemeanor punishable
by a fine of up to $500
Other factors that can influence the possible sentence include the specific
type of property that was stolen, as well as whether the individual has
previously been convicted of any type of theft or other crime.
Facing theft charges? Contact a Williamson County criminal defense attorney now!
There are many possible defenses to a theft charge, but the key to success
in any of them is to hire the Round Rock criminal defense lawyer from
our firm as soon as possible after your arrest. Whether you were charged with
robbery, come to
R. Scott Magee, Attorney at Law for help.
We can investigate the case to find evidence that can be used to build
an effective defense, such as that you had reason to believe that you
had permission to take the property or that there is not proof that you
were the person who stole the items in question.
Contact us in Williamson County now for a
free consultation to tell us your side of the story and to allow us to begin working on