The first thing you should do is find out what their bond has been set at and what specific level of theft they have been charged with.  Depending on the amount involved and whether they have any priors a theft charge can be a misdemeanor or a felony (click here for an article discussing levels of theft.)  We encourage people to post the bond if possible and if they believe the accused will not get in any more trouble while out on bond.  These cases can take time to prepare and work their way through the system and if a client is on bond they can do things that will help their case.  The next thing you should do is hire an experienced Brazoria County criminal defense attorney.  Theft is a serious crime that often carries serious consequences beyond the criminal justice system.  A conviction for theft can follow a person for their entire life and can raise serious issues for employers regarding trustworthiness.  If an employer is considering hiring someone and is looking at two applicants, one of whom has a theft on their record, and one who does not, who do you think they would hire?  With all this at stake you should do everything possible to avoid these consequences.  We will research your case, discuss the facts with you and decide on a strategy.  Remember, we do not have to prove anything, the state must prove beyond a reasonable doubt each element of the offense including the value of the property.  If you have been accused of theft in Brazoria County, including the cities of Pearland, Angleton, Alvin, Freeport, Manvel, Richwood, Clute or any of the other cities, towns or villages in Brazoria County contact us at 713-651-1444 or fill out our secure online contact form and an experienced Brazoria County Theft attorney will call you shortly.  

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