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If you have been charged with theft in Brazoria County Texas call us at 713-651-1444 for a free consultation with an experienced Brazoria County criminal defense attorney. Depending on the value of the property theft offenses can range from a Class C misdemeanor to a First-degree felony. The most common Theft offenses in Brazoria County seem to be:
- Class B theft: the value of the property is between $50 and $499.
- Class A theft: the value of the property is between $500 and $1499.
- State Jail theft: the value of the property is between $1500 and $19,999.
They range from shoplifting cases to more complex situations. In order to prove that a person committed theft the State must show beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused unlawfully took property with the intent to deprive the owner of the property. The appropriation is considered unlawful if it was taken without the owner’s effective consent or if a person appropriates property knowing it was stolen by someone else. It is our experience that this is not as easy to prove as it sometimes appears.
Theft is a serious offense. Even if you are only charged with a Class B misdemeanor it is something that you should take extremely serious because of the impact it can have on your future. Unfortunately some people think if it is only a misdemeanor there is no reason to be too worried only to find out that with a theft on your record it is extremely difficult to find work years in the future. It is important for you to do everything you can to avoid that outcome. At Topek and Topek we will work hard to protect your rights and look for any and all viable defenses for you. If you have been accused of stealing in Brazoria County do not just go to court and plead guilty, you need an attorney who will protect your rights and defend you against the charges.
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