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Criminal Defense Attorney: Defending the Rights of the Accused and the Incarcerated

    If you or a loved has been charged with theft in Galveston County you need an experienced Galveston criminal defense attorney to defend your rights.  Call us for a free consultation at 713-651-1444.  

    If you have been accused of theft the State must show that you unlawfully took property with the intent to deprive the owner of that property.  In other words you are accused of taking someone else’s property without the owners consent or permission.  If the value of what you are accused of taking is over fifty dollars it a class B misdemeanor, over five hundred dollars it is a class A misdemeanor, and if the value is over $1,500 it will be some level of a felony.

    In Texas there is not a separate offense for shoplifting.  If a person is arrested for taking property from a store they are charged with theft.  If you are accused of theft in Galveston you need to take it seriously.  Beyond the possibility of jail time as punishment there is a stigma attached to theft that can make it extremely difficult to find employment.  Employers who often trust employees with inventory or with money often reject applicants if they have a theft on their criminal record.  It is important for you to have an experienced Galveston criminal defense attorney to defend your rights and work hard to ensure the best possible outcome on your case.  Please call us for a free consultation at 713-651-1444 or fill out an online contact form and an attorney will contact you shortly.


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