Fort Worth Theft Crime Lawyer
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If you have been arrested and charged with a theft crime, you could be facing serious penalties that could drastically alter your future and your opportunities. You need an experienced Fort Worth criminal attorney who will fight for your rights through each step of the legal process. When you come to The Law Office of Samuel R. Terry, P.C., you will work directly with me from your first consultation to the resolution of your case.
- Selection for Super Lawyers® 2015
- Named Top Criminal Lawyer by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine, 2014
- Track record of not-guilty verdicts and dismissed cases
- One-on-one service throughout your entire case
I am committed to providing skilled and aggressive representation for each of my clients. I believe every individual deserves a powerful and professional criminal defense. I also know absolutely that the right attorney can mean the difference between fines and jail time and freedom with no further consequences.
My firm has a proven record of successful results and I am ready to defend your case!
The Penalties for Theft in Texas
Theft is defined in Texas Penal Code §31.03 as the "[unlawful appropriation of] property with the intent to deprive the owner of property." Theft of property worth less than $50 is a Class C misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $500. The higher the value of the stolen property, the more severe the penalties that will be imposed. For property worth more than $200,000, the offense is considered a felony in the first degree, which is punishable by a fine of up to $10,000 and a prison sentence of 5-99 years.
Defense of Robbery Charges in Fort Worth
The most serious types of theft that a person can commit are robbery and burglary.
Robbery involves taking another individual's property directly off their person or from their immediate control, often using threats of force or injury. This crime can be charged as a felony in either the second degree or in the first degree if it is aggravated robbery involving the infliction of serious bodily injury or the display or use of a deadly weapon.
Penalties for theft convictions can increase significantly depending on the defendant's prior criminal history. If an individual was previously convicted for theft, a later theft charge will be more serious, with more extreme penalties. It is crucial to turn to an attorney quickly. The stakes are even higher for repeat offenders.
I am fiercely dedicated to protecting the rights of the criminally accused, and am prepared to handle your case skillfully and effectively.
Contact a Fort Worth Criminal Attorney for Free Today!
It is imperative that you get my firm involved as early as possible after your arrest. As a Fort Worth criminal defense lawyer with a long record of positive verdicts, I handle each case myself and fight tirelessly to obtain favorable results for each person I am representing.