Theft and Property Crime Allegations
If you're charged with a Theft or Property Crime you'll need an attorney that knows the system and has experience dealing with the prosecutors. Sarah Coco Morris is ready to help guide you and get the best possible outcome for your case.
Please contact us today so we can form a defense strategy for you or your loved one. The faster we can get started on the case the more we can do to help.
Common Ways to Commit Theft in Texas
Theft is taking something with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of its possession
Shoplifting: Taking items from a store with the intention of not paying for the complete value of what was taken.
Bad Checks: Paying for anything on an account that is either closed or has insufficient funds to cover the full amount. If a check bounces and the merchant is not reimbursed within 10 days that is evidence of theft.
General Theft: If a person does not have permission to take an item but does so anyway.
Buying or Accepting Stolen Property: When someone is sold or given something but they know the person giving or selling the item isn’t the rightful owner.
Punishments can be enhanced with previous convictions. Theft charges can be more serious if the person or people are caught using tools to nullify theft prevention devices. The theft of some specific items will always be alleged as a felony regardless of the value. These include but aren’t limited to: firearms and metals like aluminum or copper. Theft is a crime of moral turpitude and convictions of theft can affect severely affect you. Hiring an attorney can help prevent those charges from sticking with you and hindering you for the rest of your life.