Theft Crime Attorney in Dallas

Attorney D'Amore: Defending The Rights of the Accused

As an advocate of the accused with a reputation for hard-hitting defense, our firm is ready to fight for you. If you are facing charges of theft crimes in Dallas, you can trust our team to provide thorough and effective legal counsel to pursue justice and protect your rights. Call (800) 738-1960 to request your complimentary case evaluation to get started.

Theft Crimes and The Law

Texas Penal Code §31.03 states that the unlawful appropriation of another individuals property with the intentions of keeping it from them is illegal if they have not consented, if the property is already stolen or if it is in the custody of law enforcement.

Frequently committed theft crimes include, but are not limited to:

  • Shoplifting;
  • Carjacking;
  • Auto Theft;
  • Petty Theft;
  • Identity Theft;
  • Robbery;
  • Burglary;
  • Petty Larceny;
  • Grand Larceny;
  • Forgery;
  • Embezzlement; and
  • Receiving Stolen Property

Explanation of Your Charges & Penalties

The severity of the charges will always depend upon the value of the property stolen. For example, a person that stole property valued below $500 will usually be charged with a misdemeanor, while a person that stole property valued over $500 will be charged with a felony. Below we have broken down the penalties according to the corresponding level of theft.

  • Class C Misdemeanor Theft (Petty Theft)
    • Value Taken: Worth less than $50
    • Fines up to $500
  • Class B Misdemeanor Theft
    • Value Taken: $50-$500
    • Fines up to $2,000 and/or 180 days in jail
  • Class A Misdemeanor Theft
    • Value Taken: $500- $1,500
    • Fines up to $4,000 and/or 1 year in jail
  • State Jail Felony Theft
    • Value Taken: $1,500-$20,000
    • Fines up to $10,000 and/or 180 days to 2 years in jail
  • 3rd Degree Felony Theft
    • Value Taken: $20,000-$100,000
    • Fines up to $10,000 and/or 2-10 years in prison
  • 2nd Degree Felony Theft
    • Value Taken: $100,000-$200,000
    • Fines up to $10,000 and/or 2-20 years in prison
  • 1st Degree Felony Theft
    • Value Taken: $200,000+
    • Fines up to $10,000 and/or 5-99 years in prison

Other Factors Involved in Your Charges

Law enforcement officers will also take other things into consideration before classifying a person's charges. They will enhance a person's charges if they:

  • Have a prior criminal record
  • Have previous theft crime offenses listed on his/her criminal record
  • Used a weapon while committing the theft crime

Call (800) 738-1960 - Put Invaluable Experience in Your Corner

Oftentimes, people who have been charged with theft crimes choose to represent themselves because they do not think their criminal offenses merit representation from a lawyer. However, after making this choice, many realize that they made a mistake. All too often, this mistake is realized far too late.

By hiring a Dallas theft crime attorney from our firm, you will be given quality representation and guidance from a credited legal professional. Contact D'Amore Law Firm today if you need representation in your theft crime case!