Theft Crimes

Theft in Texas

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The consequences for a theft conviction are serious. Along with jail time and fines, a permanent mark on your criminal record can have severe repercussions on your reputation.

If you have been charged with a theft crime in Texas, our Bryan criminal defense lawyer is dedicated to protecting your rights and freedom. With decades of experience, our legal team is capable of obtaining the outcome you desire.

Theft Penalties

According to Texas Penal Code Ann. § 31.03, a person commits theft if he/she unlawfully steals or confiscates property with intent to deprive the owner of property. The state classifies its theft offenses based on the value of the appropriated property or services.

The following are penalties based on the value of property stolen:

  • Less than $50 – Class C misdemeanor
    • No jail time
    • Fine of up to $500
  • Between $50 and $500 – Class B misdemeanor
    • Maximum jail sentence of 180 days
    • Fine of up to $2,000
  • Between $500 and $1,500 – Class A misdemeanor
    • Maximum jail sentence of one year
    • Fine of up to $4,000
  • Between $1,500 and $20,000 – State jail felony
    • Between 180 days to two years in jail
    • Fine of up to $10,000
  • Between $20,000 and $100,000 – Third degree felony
    • Between two to 10 years in prison
    • Fine of up to $10,000
  • Between $100,000 and $200,000 – Second degree felony
    • Between two to 20 years in prison
    • Fine of up to $10,000
  • More than $200,000
    • Between five to 99 years in prison
    • Fine of up to $10,000

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