Dallas Theft Lawyers
Criminal offenses are often harshly prosecuted in Texas courts, and theft crimes are no exception to this pattern. Depending on the specifics of the crime committed, the related charges could result in severe consequences for the person charged. While instances of petty theft often result in lower fines and, sometimes, a brief jail sentence, more serious crimes like armed robbery or grand theft can easily result in multiple fines and long jail sentences.
It is important for people charged with a theft crime to understand the gravity of their situation and seek legal help. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter understand the complications that Dallas residents face when they are charged with a crime. Fortunately, with legal help, people can sometimes avoid serious legal penalties.
Penalties for Differing Theft Convictions
The following list provides a general outline of the varying penalties for multiple misdemeanor theft crimes:
- Class C Misdemeanor: Stealing property worth less $20 or less, $500 fine
- Class B Misdemeanor: Stealing property worth $20- $500, 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine
- Class A Misdemeanor: Stealing property worth $500- $1,500, 1 year in jail and a $4,000 fine
Though criminal penalties can be daunting, a skilled defense attorney has legal knowledge that could be crucial in receiving a more favorable outcome in court.
Contact a Theft Attorney in Dallas
Even a small penalty for theft can be life-changing, if you’re facing criminal charges, it’s important to fight back with a strong legal defense. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter have successfully fought on behalf of many Dallas residents who have been charged with theft. To discuss your options with a member of our legal defense team call (214) 845-7007 today.