As with most other states, Texas classifies its theft crimes by the value of the property that has been stolen. The total value for each charge classifies it as either a misdemeanor a felony theft charge, with the limit for misdemeanor thefts being placed at $1,500.
If you are facing a misdemeanor theft charge, you could be facing serious legal repercussions, making the assistance of a Hidalgo County criminal defense attorney extremely important. Attorney Rene A. Flores understands the seriousness of criminal charges in your life. He has an expansive array of legal experience, including serving as a Municipal Judge in the city of Palmview, which gives him a unique insight into the processes and arguments of prosecutors.
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In the state of Texas, theft crimes where the value of the stolen property is less than $1,500 is considered to be a misdemeanor theft, with certain exceptions.
Some of the exceptions to these values include if the item stolen is firearm or certain livestock, which would automatically upgrade the punishment to a state jail felony. Those who are found guilty of a theft crime of any kind may also be required to pay both damages and restitution to their victim as well as a civil penalty of up to $1,000.
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