There are many different type of theft crimes. Theft is commonly referred to as a crime of "moral turpitude" and a theft lawyer is recommended. Contact a Fort Worth theft lawyer if you have been arrested for theft. Examples include Theft of Property or Service, Burglary, Insurance Fraud, and Robbery. The level of the offense may be increased if the item stolen is a firearm, precious metal, etc. An offense can range from a Class C Misdemeanor (punishable by fine only) to a 1st Degree Felony (punishable by 5-99 years in jail or life).
The punishment range for theft offenses is usually determined by the value of the property stolen. Other factors relating to if and how a person is charged include the type of item stolen, how it was taken, where it was taken from, strength of the evidence, and prior criminal history.
Other than the potential for jail and fines, consequences may include paying restitution, completing a Theft Intervention Program (TIPS), and/or community service. Contact us to speak with a Fort Worth theft lawyer that has experience with Theft of Property and Service, Burglary of a Vehicle, Fraud, Robbery, and other related crimes in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.