Theft Defense

San Antonio Theft Defense Attorney

In the State of Texas, theft is considered a crime of moral turpitude that can have drastic consequences on your future. Theft charges, including corporate theft and employee theft, are serious charges that have significant consequences. Theft includes the crimes commonly known as larceny, embezzlement, shoplifting, using false pretenses to obtain property, and identity theft.

In Texas, misdemeanors fall into one of three categories:

  • Class C misdemeanors, prosecuted in municipal courts, generally involving fines
  • Class B misdemeanors, prosecuted in county courts, which can carry fines up to $2,000 and sentences of up to 180 days in the county jail
  • Class A misdemeanors, also prosecuted in the county courts, carrying fines up to $4,000 and the possibility of up to a year in jail.

With all misdemeanors, you may be eligible for deferred adjudication (no conviction upon completion of court-ordered action) or regular probation.image5

A conviction of a theft charge can involve severe penalties, but there are many defenses available to a person who has been charged. If you have been charged with theft, or a theft-related crime, or if you know someone who has been charged, you need to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney.

The Law Offices of Bell and White are specifically designed to respond quickly and accurately, while maintaining maximum flexibility for changing circumstances. We offer free consultations, and a staff fluent in English and Spanish as part of our commitment to the timely, cost-effective achievement of your goals.

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For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced criminal defense lawyer at Bell & White email or call us today 210-374-6292