Variations of Theft
Theft is defined in a number of varying ways according to the Texas penal code. As such, those charged with a crime under the umbrella of theft can be punished quite severely by the criminal justice system. Because of the variations in severity and punishments for these crimes, it is extremely important for those charged with any form of theft to understand the differences, in both the crimes and the penalties associated with each crime.
Theft, depending on individual circumstances, can result in many different legal penalties, such as expensive fines and even jail time. The different variations of theft will also carry different penalties. The variations of theft include:
- Employee theft
- Automobile theft
These variations are all considered different in the state of Texas and, as such, can carry different sentences if a person is convicted. Fines might include thousands of dollars, and jail time could range from a few weeks to years. Also, sentences can vary based on any previous convictions a person has on his or her record and the amount of property that was taken regarding these charges.
One of the most important parts of mounting a proper defense against theft charges is choosing the right attorney for your case. At Alexander & Associates, our experienced attorneys will talk about your options for defense with you. When you call (972) 420-6560, we can strategize with you regarding your defense against theft charges and how to potentially reduce or eliminate charges entirely.