Being accused of shoplifting can be a stressful experience. Security personnel may threaten you with criminal allegations, police action, or ask you to pay restitution. However, depending on the circumstances of the situation, their actions may not be entirely lawful.
If you have been accused of shoplifting in Texas, it is important to recognize that you have rights that protect you.
Texas Shoplifting Laws
The act of shoplifting in Texas falls under the definition of “theft” in the Texas Penal Code. In layman’s terms, theft is defined as the act of taking another person’s property with the intention of depriving the owner of that piece of property.
Depending on the value of the stolen items, penalties for the act of [...]