Theft Lawyer in San Antonio

Shoplifting Defense Attorneys On Your Side

Texas law consolidates what used to be 14 different crimes (ways to commit theft) into one charge we call theft. These include, but are not limited to:

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Theft is really simple. It is unlawfully taking something with the intent to deprive the owner of it (even for a short time). Taking property is unlawful if it is taken without the owner's consent, or if it is stolen and you know it is stolen. The penalties for theft are based on the value of the stolen property.

The possible penalties include:

  • Fines and court costs
  • Incarceration in jail or prison
  • Restitution (paying the money back)
  • Probation or parole
  • Classes, community work

The Real Life-Long Consequences

Being branded a thief is likely to follow you for the rest of your life. If you are convicted 2 times or more of theft, the state may enhance your charge to a felony offense (regardless of the value of property taken). This is punishable by a fine up to $10,000.00 and confinement of from 180 days to 2 years. You could get your case probated for up to 5 years. If you have been sent to prison or state jail before, your charges could be further enhanced to become even more serious.

Quality Legal Representation Makes a Difference

The bottom line is that quality legal representation makes a difference. It can be the difference between a guilty or not guilty jury verdict. It can be the difference in negotiating a favorable plea bargain. Theft charges can affect you for a lifetime and you should retain a proven theft attorney. At Bloomquist & Compton, Attorneys at Law, our San Antonio theft crime lawyers have the skill and experience to represent you. Larry Bloomquist and Cathy Compton are Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. We are ready to help you.

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