Theft Crime Lawyer in Navarro & Ellis Counties
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Theft may be charged as a misdemeanor or as a felony in Texas, depending on the value of what was allegedly stolen and allegations of the use of a weapon. Any conviction will result in a permanent criminal record. If you are facing charges, you should call The Law Office of Michael J. Crawford for help from an experienced theft crime attorney in Navarro and Ellis counties.
Theft Crimes in Texas
In general, theft is defined as appropriation of property with the intent to deprive the owner of it. Theft charges may arise from a variety of activities, and there are several criminal charges that fall under theft crimes. If you are accused or charged with a crime, you need an experienced theft crime lawyer in Navarro and Ellis counties. Attorney Michael J. Crawford has represented clients charged with a wide variety of theft crimes.
Criminal charges for theft crimes may include:
- Organized retail theft
- Stealing goods or services by not paying for items ordered
- Stealing trade secrets
- Unauthorized use of a vehicle
- Check payments from non-existent accounts or those with insufficient funds
The legal penalties for conviction of a theft crime vary depending on the type of criminal charges. Factors such as the value of the property or services that were stolen determine whether the individual will be charged with a misdemeanor or felony. Theft can be charged from a Class C misdemeanor to a first degree felony, and conviction may result in jail or prison, fines, and other penalties.
Seek Legal Advice as Soon as Possible
The best time to call a lawyer is before the charges are filed. We provide a results-oriented defense for clients facing criminal charges for theft. Often, we are able to avert criminal charges through restitution deals and other pre-filing defense tactics. If you have already been charged, it is best to secure knowledgeable legal representation immediately to ensure that your rights are protected.