San Antonio Theft Crime Attorney

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Theft and larceny are interchangeable terms that both refer to the same category of crime. Though some theft crimes are fairly straightforward, others are more nuanced. For example, anyone who knowingly buys stolen property or buys property without sufficiently verifying its ownership can be charged with theft in the state of Texas. Though the punishment that is handed down correlates to the value of the stolen property, a theft conviction can occur even if the value of the property in question is exceedingly small.

The classifications for Texas theft crimes are as follows:

  • First degree felony - For stolen property values in excess of $200,000
  • Second degree felony - For stolen property values between $100,000 and $200,000
  • Third degree felony - For stolen property values between $20,000 and $100,000
  • Jail felony - For stolen property values between $1,500 and $20,000
  • Class A misdemeanor - For stolen property values between $500 and $1,500
  • Class B misdemeanor - For stolen property values between $50 and $500
  • Class C misdemeanor - For stolen property values less than $50

In some circumstances, particularly if the defendant works for a government agency, the crime may be bumped to a higher classification than the stolen amount would normally dictate. If you are under criminal investigation in Mexico, our affiliated offices in Mexico are ready to help protect you.

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San Antonio Scene Magazine has named Attorney Alfonso Cabanas of Cabañas Law Firm among San Antonio's Best Lawyers in 2012. This is a testament to the outstanding level of legal service we are able to provide to each and every client, no matter what their legal issue entails.

If you've been charged with a theft crime, whether for shoplifting, identity theft, or grand theft auto, our San Antonio criminal defense lawyers have the knowledge, experience, and resources to help. Our legal team is here to make sure you are competently represented and that your rights are protected. We will examine your case closely to help you craft the best possible defense.

To schedule a case evaluation, call us today at (210) 529-8317. We are bilingual in Spanish & English.

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