Theft charges in Texas can range from misdemeanors penalized by fines to felonies that could lead to a prison sentence. There are several different factors in determining the severity of a theft charge. The value of the property that is stolen is one determining factor. The higher the value, the harsher the penalty. The type of property stolen, the means of committing the theft, and even the position of the person charged with theft, factor into the possible penalties under Texas law. There are reasonable defenses for certain theft charges. KW Law in Richmond, Texas, is here to provide legal counsel and a strong argument for anyone charged with theft in Fort Bend County.
Identity theft is a felony in Texas and can have serious consequences. If you have been charged with identity theft, a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney can help you fight those charges. Evidence related to identity theft charges can be detailed and complex. Having an experienced attorney to evaluate the evidence in your case can offer a strong advantage. The team at KW Law has experience reviewing the types of evidence presented in an identity theft case. Attorney Katie Wilson will not hesitate to challenge inappropriate evidence or testimony presented to the court. For a savvy defense attorney, contact KW Law for a free consultation.
Although most property theft penalties in Texas are determined by the value of the property stolen, that isn’t always the case. Certain types of theft carry higher penalties that are not based on monetary value. Some of those types of thefts are:
In addition to these and other special theft categories, possession or creation of items to be used in retail theft also carry more severe penalties. If you have been charged with any of these crimes, contact us at KW Law. Our years of experience in criminal law will help you fight these charges and the severe penalties associated with a conviction.
Theft comes in many different forms. Shoplifting, removal of items from a retail establishment without payment, is one of the most common theft charges. Just because the charge is common doesn’t mean it comes without consequences. There are several legitimate reasons for fighting a shoplifting charge. If you didn’t intend to steal the item and just forgot you hadn’t paid for the purchase, you cannot be convicted. The prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you had the intent to steal. If someone coerced you to commit the theft by threatening harm, that is also a solid defense.
Charges of theft by swindle or fraud require significant evidence to bring a conviction in Texas. The complexity of these cases can be challenging for any defense attorney. At KW Law, we are up to the challenge. We are willing to put in the work necessary to examine the evidence in your case fully. We will give you our best legal guidance on how to proceed to bring resolution to your case.
Embezzlement of funds is different from theft by swindle or other types of theft. Embezzlement charges usually revolve around a business and the unauthorized transfer of funds from the business to a person. If you have been charged with embezzlement by your employer or business partner, you could face significant penalties if convicted. For a criminal defense attorney who is worthy of your confidence, contact KW Law. We would be happy to review your case.
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