In a recent case our firm handled, a female client came to us facing misdemeanor theft charges. According to the Texas Penal Code §30.03 (2011), theft occurs when a person "unlawfully appropriates property with intent to deprive the owner of property." Simply stated, theft is taking something without the owner's permission and without any intention of returning the item.
The charges of theft will differ depending on the amount that was stolen. A Class C misdemeanor charge can be brought against someone who stole something valued at less than $50. If they stole property valued between $50 and $500, they will be charged with a Class B misdemeanor. Lastly, if they stole between $500 and $1,500, they could be facing charges of a Class A misdemeanor.
Our client could have been facing harsh penalties, but we were able to get her misdemeanor charges dropped and her case dismissed. If you were accused of a theft crime, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team at the
D'Amore Law Firm!