Theft crimes are usually charged based on the type and value of property that is stolen. Most theft crimes, such as shoplifting, are considered to be “petty theft” cases due to their lower value. However, when the value of the property reaches or exceeds the amount of $500, you will face charges for the crime of “grand larceny.” Grand larceny charges can carry much heavier penalties than petty theft, which means your life could be changed dramatically if you plead guilty or are convicted by a jury of your peers. This means you should not hesitate to reach out to a Mission criminal defense attorney as soon as possible for help with your case!
If you don’t know where to begin when facing your charges, start with a free phone consultation from Rene A. Flores. As an experienced lawyer, Mr. Flores has proudly built a track record of success. He takes pride in using an aggressive and refined style of litigation. Mr. Flores has his roots here in the Hidalgo County community, making him very familiar with our laws and our courts. As a former Municipal Judge in Palmview, Attorney Flores applied the law fairly and accurately to each case, as well as gained an extensive familiarity with these laws. Today, he uses this familiarity to defend those who face all types of theft crime charges. We understand the intimidating process you are facing when you are arrested, and our team works tirelessly to help you successfully reach the best possible conclusion.
Facing grand larceny charges? Call The Law Office of Rene A. Flores at (956) 606-3606 for a free case evaluation!
Grand larceny charges can be filed as either a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the circumstances of your charges, otherwise known as a “wobbler.” Petty theft upgrades to grand larceny at $500, but grand larceny remains a Class A misdemeanor until the property stolen reaches $1,500, at which point it becomes a state jail felony. As the value of the property stolen increases, the type of felony charges you face could also increase as well, which also leads to increases in the seriousness of possible penalties.
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