Theft Crime Lawyer in Round Rock
Serving All of Georgetown & Williamson County
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 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 shoplifting, burglary or 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 now for a free consultation to tell us your side of the story and to allow us to begin working on your case!