How Serious are the Penalties for Theft in Texas?


Theft is one of the most common property crimes, but nevertheless is taken very seriously in the state of Texas. Even minor offenses can result in lengthy prison sentences, hefty fines, and additional civil penalties. Moreover, you’ll be left with a criminal record that will come back to haunt you long after any sentence is [...]

Theft Defense Strategies: How to Fight Back against Texas Charges

If you are facing theft charges in Texas, there are many defenses a qualified attorney may be able to use to fight your charges. In this post, we’ll detail the various strategies that may work in your case.

Texas Theft Charge Defenses

Theft is defined by Texas law as permanently depriving someone of the possession of [...]

When Can You be Charged with Theft in Texas?

In the aftermath of Harvey, police are on the lookout for looters and all other kinds of crimes. Law enforcement officials have learned since Hurricane Katrina that natural disasters lead to increased theft, and they are cracking down hard on theft crimes in Texas after Hurricane Harvey.

Case-in-point: more than 40 people have been arrested in [...]

Fort Worth Mortuary Owner Convicted of Theft

On Wednesday September 23, 2015 a Fort Worth jury took all of about an hour to issue a unanimous judgment of “guilty” in the case of one Dondre Johnson, the owner of Johnson Family Mortuary. The guilty verdict was made in relation to two charges of theft against Johnson, who was accused of taking money for [...]