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Category: Shoplifting/Retail Theft

Jan 12
2018

How to Fight Back If You Got a Texas Shoplifting Charge This Christmas

Shoplifting/Retail Theft

Inventory loss is a significant cost for any retailer, especially around the holidays. For this reason, retailers large and small increase store security during the Christmas season, and are likely to prosecute even minor shoplifting offenses.

If you are facing Texas shoplifting charges after this holiday season, it is important to take the matter seriously and be proactive. Even if you are facing seemingly minor charges with relatively small penalties, a criminal record can compromise employment, housing, student loan prospects, and more.

Fortunately, a knowledgeable Texas theft defense attorney can help you to develop a strong defense, maximizing your change of an acquittal. Your attorney can also help you assess whether alternative options such as pretrial diversion programs or plea [...]

Nov 15
2017

Everything You Need to Know about Texas Shoplifting Laws

Shoplifting/Retail Theft

If you have been charged with shoplifting in Texas, you may wonder what penalties you may face if convicted. Here is a guide to everything you need to know about shoplifting charges in Texas, and what defenses may be used to help you.

What the Texas Statutes Say about Shoplifting

Texas Penal Code §31.03 addresses theft, which comes in several different forms. Shoplifting is a type of theft crime. Moreover, it is the most common offense brought to court in the Fort Worth area.

Theft is defined as unlawfully taking someone else’s property. In a shoplifting case, this would apply to unlawfully taking a retail store’s property.

The taking of property is unlawful when the one who takes it has [...]

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