A Theft Charge in Texas Can Leave a Permanent Mark on Your Record

Theft is a crime that is often the result of fleeting moments of passion, desperation, thrill seeking or peer pressure. Unfortunately, bad decisions made in the heat of the moment can have serious consequences.

Texas is tough on individuals who violate the law, and those accused of  theft are no exception. Were you at Wal-Mart and tried to steal a $60 video game? You could be convicted of a Class B misdemeanor and receive 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine. If you didn't have the money for one video game, you're certainly not going to have enough for the equivalent of 33 video games. Many of our past clients would agree: it's simply not worth the risk.

Arrested for Theft in Texas? The Law Office of Walter Reaves, P.C. Can Help

Theft comes in many forms, including shoplifting, trying to pass bad checks, and accepting stolen property from another person. The extent to which the court decides to punish an offender will almost always depend on the value of what was stolen.

If you are convicted of theft in Texas for items that are valued under $1,500, the crime will be punished as a misdemeanor. If the items were valued at more than $1,500, you will be convicted of a felony and could end up in jail for a very long time.

A good defense attorney will be able to look at your case from every angle and find ways to dispute the theft charge. With so much on the line, it's important to let a professional attorney handle all of the details.

Call a Waco Defense Attorney For a Free Consultation

If you are charged with assault or theft, you need a lawyer who knows the legal system like the back of his hand. That lawyer must know what will happen if you are convicted and they must be willing to present you with your options and let you know what to expect.

You will get all of that, and more when you choose to let defense attorney Walter Reaves represent you. Call 254-296-0020 today for a free consultation.

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Criminal Defense Attorney Walter Reaves has been practicing law for over 35 years.