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Tarrant County Theft Lawyer for Clients Facing Misdemeanor or Felony Charges

Theft is one of the most common criminal offenses in Texas. It can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the value of the money or property taken. Theft can take a number of forms, from shoplifting to grand theft auto. Whichever form of the offense you have been charged with, a conviction could have a serious impact on the rest of your life, or it could even lead to jail time.

The Dameron Law Firm is experienced at defending people charged with all types of theft, from the minor to the most serious. We understand that the reasons Texans may commit theft are complex and varied, and that there is often more than meets the eye to these cases. Our attorney is well-versed in a number of potential defenses to theft accusations, and he will carefully evaluate your case to determine your best defense strategy.

Defense Lawyers for Misdemeanor Theft in Texas

At the least serious end of the spectrum, minor theft of property valued at $100 or less is a Class C misdemeanor that carries no jail time. Theft of property that is valued between $100 and $750 is charged as a Class B misdemeanor and punishable by no more than 180 days in jail.

At the top of the misdemeanor theft range, stealing between $750 and $2,500 worth of property is a Class A misdemeanor and could lead to a jail sentence of up to one year. Additionally, the fines attached can far exceed the value of property stolen. Many find the lingering effects of a criminal conviction more troublesome even than the legal punishment.

These charges often relate to alleged shoplifting. Retail theft cases are frequently less than certain for law enforcement and prosecutors. People do take unpaid merchandise out of retail stores by accident all the time. With this in mind, it can be extremely difficult to determine whether the property was intentionally stolen or merely overlooked in a shopping cart.

The team at The Dameron Law Firm will always strive to raise all possible defenses, including those based on lack of intent where applicable. We are committed to building the strongest defenses available.

Felony Theft Defense Firm

If the value of the property stolen exceeded $2,500, you have probably been charged with a felony. As with misdemeanor theft, the degree of the felony charged and the potential penalties go up with the value alleged to have been stolen. At the most serious end, theft over $300,000 is a first-degree felony punishable by five to 99 years imprisonment.

Theft can also be charged as a felony if you have prior theft offenses on your record or if you are accused of multiple thefts in smaller amounts. The state may combine the value of multiple misdemeanor-amount thefts in order to charge a felony. Participation in organized shoplifting schemes often leads to felony charges as well, which can take some defendants by surprise.

Felony theft often takes on much more complex forms than misdemeanor theft. Stealing high-value property often suggests a higher level of criminal involvement, making these cases challenging to defend. However, we have the experience needed to put forth powerful legal defenses to felony theft charges, no matter the scenario. We will carefully review the facts of your case and any surrounding circumstances to decide how we can best defend you.

Contact an Arlington Theft Attorney

Whether you are charged with a felony or a misdemeanor, The Dameron Law Firm can offer you a strong legal defense. Our attorneys are experienced at defending those accused of theft, and we understand that these cases are frequently less than clear-cut. We will do everything in our power to prevent you from facing an overly harsh sentence. Contact us online or call 817-222-0624 to schedule a free consultation. We serve clients throughout Tarrant County from our Fort Worth law office.

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