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Understanding Misdemeanor Theft Charges In Texas

Facing theft charges in Texas is no small matter. In Houston, where community and reputation matter, a theft charge can significantly impact your life. Do not face it alone.

At Basu Law Firm, PLLC, your Texas theft defense anchor, our team is here to help you weather the legal challenges and protect your future. With over 15 years of experience, our founding lawyer has assembled a dedicated, results-driven legal team that offers full-service legal solutions with a proven track record, ensuring the best outcomes possible.

Classifications Of Misdemeanor Theft In Texas

In Texas, theft crimes are categorized based on the value of stolen property. These classifications are as follows:

  • Class C misdemeanor theft: Property valued at less than $100 with a fine of up to $500 with no jail time
  • Class B misdemeanor theft: Property valued from $50 to less than $500 with a fine of up to $2,000 and a jail sentence of up to six months
  • Class A misdemeanor theft: Property valued from $500 to less than $1,500 with a possible fine of up to $4,000 and up to one year in jail

Exceptions exist for items like firearms or certain livestock, elevating charges to state jail felonies. Misdemeanor theft of property valued at below $1,500 can result in more serious legal consequences that will require the services of a seasonal criminal defense attorney.

What Is Petty Theft In Texas?

Petty theft, often involving property valued at less than $100, includes scenarios like shoplifting or stealing personal items, such as cellphones or wallets.

Can Petty Theft Lead To Jail Time?

The possibility of jail time for petty theft depends on factors such as jurisdictional laws, the value of the stolen items, the offender’s criminal history and the circumstances surrounding the theft.

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Your path to justice begins with us. Contact Basu Law Firm, PLLC, to schedule a consultation today, and let our lawyers aggressively fight for your future. Call us at 713-369-5951 or reach out to us online. Our outlets are in Pasadena, North Houston, West Houston and downtown Houston. Se habla español.