Theft

Richmond Theft Crime Defense Lawyers

Helping Fort Bend County Residents Accused of Theft

If convicted of a theft crime, you could face fines, incarceration, probation, and a life-long criminal record. Choosing your legal representation wisely is key to the outcome of your case and the impact these charges have on your future.

At The Law Office of Larry McDougal, people throughout Fort Bend County will find the aggressive theft defense they need. With more than 37 years of criminal defense experience, our founding attorney, Larry P. McDougal Sr., clearly understands his role as a Richmond theft crime defense attorney. Having previously worked as a police officer and as a prosecuting attorney, Mr. McDougal understands how the other side views your case and builds evidence against you. These experiences give him a unique insight into options for the defense of the charges you face.

Our firm represents clients facing theft charges, including:

  • Credit card fraud

  • Auto theft

  • Robbery

  • Burglary

Contact The Law Office of Larry McDougal for a free consultation concerning a variety of theft charge defenses.

Texas Theft Laws & Penalties

A person commits theft in Texas by illegally gaining possession of another person’s property with the intention of depriving the owner of the property. In other words, you can’t take someone else’s belongings without their consent.

The following are the penalties for theft based on the value of the stolen item:

  • Less than $50 – Stealing approximately this amount is a Class C misdemeanor, which results in a maximum fine of $500 and no jail time.

  • Between $50 and less than $500 – Stealing property valued within this range is a Class B misdemeanor, which leads to a jail term of up to 180 days and a maximum fine of $2,000.

  • Between $500 and less than $1,500 – Stealing property valued within this range is a Class A misdemeanor, which results in a jail sentence of no more than a year and a maximum fine of $4,000.

  • Between $1,500 and less than $20,000 – Stealing property valued within this range is a state jail felony, which leads to a maximum state jail term of two years and a maximum fine of $10,000.

  • Between $20,000 and less than $100,000 – Stealing property valued within this range is a third-degree felony, which results in imprisonment for up to 10 years and a maximum fine of $10,000.

  • Between $100,000 but less than $200,000 – Stealing property valued within this range is a second-degree felony, which leads to imprisonment for up to 20 years and a maximum fine of $10,000.

  • $200,000 or more – Stealing property valued within this range is a first-degree felony, which results in imprisonment for up to 99 years and a maximum fine of $10,000.

Furthermore, you could also be subject of a civil lawsuit for committing a theft crime. If a child commits a theft crime, then his/her parents could be civilly liable for the child’s actions.

Schedule a Free Consultation Today

Our first priority is to establish rapport with each new client. You will not be judged or criticized. Our Richmond theft crime defense attorneys will go to work helping you understand your rights and responsibilities in practical terms. Whether your situation involves a drug crime or other criminal problem, you’re going to need to make important decisions. Make certain your choices are based on the best available information and experienced advice.

Our reputation for outstanding criminal defense can represent an important advantage for our clients, especially in cases where key issues of fact can’t be resolved through investigation or negotiation with the prosecution. If you or a loved one has been arrested for or charged with a theft charge, our attorneys will do all we can to limit the potential consequences.

Call us today at (281) 823-9377 to learn more about our experienced and effective legal services.

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What Makes Us Stand Apart?
  • A Respected Father & Son Legal Team
  • Larry McDougal Sr. is President of The Texas State Bar
  • We're Not Afraid to Go to Trial If Necessary
  • Over 37 Years of Collective Experience

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