If you have been accused of Shoplifting call 713-651-1444 for a free consultation
In Houston Texas shoplifting is theft, it is considered a crime of moral turpitude and beyond the legal consequences, which can include jail, having a theft conviction of any kind on your record can impact your life and your future in ways that are hard to imagine.
We have represented those accused of shoplifting for over thirty-five years at Topek and Topek. There is no simple picture someone who is accused of shoplifting. We have represented Juveniles who thought of it as a prank and also professionals with enough cash in their wallets to purchase the items.
Under Texas law if you are arrested for shoplifting in Houston the range of punishment is based on the value of the items.
- Under $50 is a class C misdemeanor.
- Between $50 and $499 is a class B misdemeanor.
- Between $500 and $1499 is a class A misdemeanor.
- Between $1500 and $14,999 is a State Jail Felony.
If you have been accused of shoplifting in a Houston you need an attorney to can protect your rights and defend you against the charges. The prosecutors must show beyond a reasonable doubt that you intended to leave without paying for the items and depending on the evidence that may not be easy. If you have been accused of shoplifting in Houston Texas please call us at 713-651-1444 for a free consultation or complete an online contact form and an attorney with experience representing those accused of shoplifting or theft will call you shortly.
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