Theft is a term that is widely used in describing many crimes such as property crimes, burglary, shoplifting, embezzlement, credit card abuse, writing bad checks and possession of stolen property. Being arrested on theft charges is a serious offense with far-reaching consequences that will affect your reputation, job, career and community standing.
Holmes & Moore, P.L.L.C. has extensive experience in defending many types of theft cases. Whether or not this is your first offense or third offense, we possess the skill and experience to defend you.
Some examples of theft-related offenses are:
- Bank fraud
- Credit card fraud
- Dealing in stolen property
- Healthcare fraud / Insurance fraud
- Medicaid Fraud
- Identity theft
- Internet fraud
- Receipt of stolen property
- Securities fraud
- Wire fraud
- Property crimes
- Theft of Service
- Organized retail theft
- Worthless check charges / Bad checks / Hot checks
Texas theft laws determine punishment by the value of the property or monetary amount stolen. For example, if the value is less than $50, then it is a Class C Misdemeanor punishable by a fine. If the value is over $50, but less than $500, it is a Class B Misdemeanor punishable by a fine and confinement of not over 180 days in a county jail. If over $500, but less than $1,500, it will be a Class A Misdemeanor with a larger fine and punishment of up to a year in a county jail. More serious felonies occur when the theft is over $20,000 and result in higher fines and can result in long-term confinement in the state penitentiary facilities. In Texas, theft over $200,000 is classified as a first-degree felony that is punishable by 5 to 99 years in prison and costly fines.
Should you find yourself facing theft charges, make sure that you are defended by an experienced lawyer. At Holmes & Moore, P.L.L.C., we understand that each client is facing a serious, life-altering situation and will need aggressive and thorough representation in the preservation of their rights.
At Holmes & Moore, P.L.L.C., we strive to offer our clients:
- Free initial consultations
- Emergency service - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Evening and weekend appointments
- Contingent fees in injury cases - no recovery - no fees or costs
- Affordable fees in criminal cases - no hidden surprises
Theft charges are serious charges that can seriously impair your future. Contact Holmes & Moore, P.L.L.C. today to discuss your theft charges and to mount a defense of your rights.