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New Braunfels Theft Attorney

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Theft is the most prosecuted crime in Texas state court.

If a judge or jury convicts someone of a high-dollar theft, they can expect to serve a lengthy prison sentence. Theft, in general, can make someone un-hirable. Employee theft, or an alleged theft by an employee from their company, carries an additional stigma.

Because of the consequences of a theft conviction, finding the best New Braunfels-based theft lawyer for your case is essential.

I Can Help

Contact me for a free case review if you are charged with theft in Comal County or other Central Texas counties such as Hays County, Guadalupe County, Travis County, or Bexar County.

Texas Theft Punishment Ladder

Theft punishments are generally based on the value of the items stolen. Probation is also a possible punishment for theft.

Texas Theft Laws

Texas law defines theft as when a person unlawfully appropriates property with the intent to deprive the owner of the property.

The main thrust of the theft statute is the “unlawful” part. Typically, the State must prove that the accused exercised control over or took something, whether property or a benefit, from an owner without the owner’s consent.

The theft statute is broad, including accusations of shoplifting, conversion, swindling, extortion, embezzlement, and receiving stolen property.

Defenses To Theft Charges

Every theft case is different, and there are many defenses to theft charges.

For example, in an employee theft case, the State might not be able to connect the employee to the missing funds. In a fraud cause, there is usually evidence that the accused intended to comply with the rules or agreement.

Sometimes, the State cannot prove the alleged amount. In these instances, the State can reduce the charge. Furthermore, offering to pay restitution to the complaining witness can help lessen or eliminate a theft charge.

I Can Help

Contact me for a free case review if you are charged with theft in Comal County or other Central Texas counties such as Hays County, Guadalupe County, Travis County, or Bexar County.

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