Amarillo Theft Defense Attorney
Types of Texas Theft Charges
In Texas, shoplifting falls under general theft/larceny law. Theft laws define how you are charged based on the value of the goods or services stolen. As an example, for items less than $50 you are charged with a Class C misdemeanor. For goods valued between $1,500 and $20,000, you will be charged with a state jail felony, and for anything stolen valued more than $200,000, you face a first-degree felony charge.
Quackenbush Law Firm defends all types of theft changes, including:
- Burglary of a building
- Burglary of a habitation (residential burglary)
- Burglary of a habitation with the intent to commit sexual assault
- Aggravated robbery
Phone us to arrange for a free initial consultation at (806) 424-4108 or contact us through our online request form.
Burglary Charges in Texas
In Texas, burglary is defined as entering a property illegally with the intent to commit a crime. Punishments typically come with a $10k fine, but range from a state jail felony sentence of up to 180 days to a second-degree felony of up to 20 years to a first-degree felony charge of up to life.
For example, habitation with the intent commit theft is a second-degree felony charge while residential burglary with the intent to commit sexual assault is a first-degree felony charge.
Theft charges in Texas can vary widely. Some result in only fines while more serious allegations can lead to life in prison. Every theft case is unique with its own set of circumstances that will dictate how you are charged and the punishments you could be given if convicted. Your first priority should be to enlist the services of a proven and trusted criminal defense attorney. At Quackenbush Law Firm, we provide high-quality legal representation based on a track record of successful results for the past 30 years. We recommend that you take advantage of our outstanding legal ability, resources, and commitment to service if you are facing any type of theft charge.
Get Legal Counsel from Our Amarillo Theft Defense Attorney
A theft conviction can seriously impact your future if you are convicted. Not only will you face penalties involving jail time, fines, probation, and possible restitution to victims, but your future employment, housing, professional licenses, and more will be impacted by your criminal record. That is why it is so important to retain a legal professional with demonstrated competence in the field of criminal defense and why we urge you to contact us as early in your case as possible.
Call our law firm at (806) 424-4108 to speak to our attorney today.