Abilene & San Angelo Theft Crimes Lawyer
Representation for Misdemeanor & Felony Charges
Theft is still one of the most common criminal charges in the United States. Depending on the value of the property stolen and the means used to steal it, these crimes can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony. The consequences of a theft conviction can follow you for the rest of your life, so do not take them lightly! Even misdemeanors carry long-term consequences that can bar you from employment and housing.
Make sure you make the effort to protect yourself from these charges. At the Law Offices of David M. White, our experienced theft crimes defense lawyer serves Abilene, San Angelo, and the surrounding areas.
Initial consultations are offered at no charge. Contact us today at (325) 221-4421.
When Is a Theft Crime a Felony?
As you would expect, theft crimes are more harshly penalized when the value of the property is higher than usual. Generally speaking, theft is considered a felony if the value was $15,000 or higher.
What are the Penalties for the Different Degrees of Theft?
Theft crime charges and penalties include:
- Class C Misdemeanor – Stolen property is less than $50. Penalties include $500 in fines.
- Class B Misdemeanor – Stolen property is between $50 and $500, or is a form of identification. Penalties include up to 180 days in jail and $2,000 in fines.
- Class A Misdemeanor – Stolen property is between $500 and $1,500. Penalties include up to 1 year in jail and $4,000 in fines.
- State Jail Felony – Stolen property is between $1,500 and $20,000. Penalties include up to 2 years in jail and $10,000 in fines.
- Third-Degree Felony – Stolen property is between $20,000 and $100,000. Penalties include up to 10 years in prison and $10,000 in fines.
- Second-Degree Felony – Stolen property is between $100,000 and $200,000. Penalties include up to 20 years in prison and $10,000 in fines.
- First-Degree Felony – Stolen property is $200,000 or more. Penalties include up to 99 years in prison and $10,000 in fines.
Whether it’s a misdemeanor or a felony, the consequences of a theft conviction have long-lasting effects. If you have been arrested, start looking for an Abilene, TX attorney today. The more time your lawyer has to prepare, the better your chances are in court.
Our firm offers free consultations. For prompt and professional legal service, contact us today.
We know the importance of your case and the impact it can have on your future. We are here to help.
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