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Shoplifting Laws in Texas

Shoplifting is a type of theft crime in Texas and involves taking property unlawfully with the intention of
depriving the owner of that property permanently. This offense can result
in fines and jail time if convicted. Shoplifting can also lead to merchants
suing the defendant to recover damages for the theft.

This means that you may have to appear in civil court and be facing further
consequences. While many only picture walking out of a store with merchandise
and not paying as shoplifting, there are other acts that are considered

Examples of shoplifting include:

  • Taking store items without paying
  • Changing the price tag on an item in order to pay a price below the retail price
  • Writing a bad check for an item

Penalties for Shoplifting in Texas

Theft can result in harsh penalties in Texas. The exact consequences vary
by the value of the goods stolen, prior criminal history and if the merchant
sues for damages. The charges can range from a Class C misdemeanor to
a First Degree Felony.

A Class C Misdemeanor is the lowest level shoplifting offense and can be
charged for theft of property valued at less than $50. This offense could
result in a fine of up to $500. The most serious theft penalty would be
a First Degree Felony that follows theft of property valued above $200,000.
This offense has potential for life in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

Need an Attorney for a Shoplifting Case in Texas?

Shoplifting is not taken lightly in Texas and you are at risk of significant
jail time and fines. For assistance in building your theft crime defense,
contact a Williamson County shoplifting lawyer from R. Scott Magee, Attorney at Law.

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