San Marcos Theft Lawyers
Aggressively Defending You Against Serious Charges
Any time an individual takes something that does not belong to them, without legal justification or the owners’ consent, it is generally considered an act of theft.
Theft crimes can be classified as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the total financial amount of the goods stolen or the circumstances surrounding the act of theft. If you have been accused or convicted of any kind of theft, you need to contact a lawyer helping clients with criminal cases right away.
David C. Hardaway is an experienced defense attorney dedicated to defending clients facing theft charges. If you have been accused of a theft crime in the state of Texas, remember that you have constitutional rights. You are entitled to a fair trial if need be, and you are entitled to legal representation for any criminal charges. Work with a lawyer who’s knowledgeable about all types of criminal proceedings and who will stop at nothing to fight for the most favorable outcome for you.
What are the Common Types of Theft Charges?
Theft is a broad term. We often consider theft taking someone else’s property, shoplifting, or stealing of any kind. But theft can cover a wide range of property crimes, and the penalties associated with theft crimes can vary from minor fines to prison time. If you have been accused of any of the following theft crimes, contact our office as soon as possible to begin building a strong legal defense:
- Credit card abuse
- Burglary (of a habitation, building, or motor vehicle)
- Criminal Trespass
- Criminal Mischief
- Fraudulent Use of Identifying Info
This is not a comprehensive list and there may be other offenses that fall into this category.
What are the Penalties for Theft in Texas?
Depending on the severity of the crime, your penalties for a theft conviction will vary greatly. In the most simple terms, theft is classified as either a misdemeanor or a felony. A theft crime classification depends on the value of the stolen property and can depend greatly on the theft’s circumstances and details. Every state has different statutes that govern the classification of theft crimes, so it’s essential you work with a skilled local attorney who is well-versed in the system and experienced with federal and state laws.
In addition to simply felonies and misdemeanors, there are multiple classifications within each category. For example, Texas classifies misdemeanors into several different classes and categories. These groups often classify misdemeanors based on the amount of money or the value of the property stolen. Additionally, for the most severe charges and classes of felonies, the state can often seek jail time.
If you were accused of a minor theft charge or even a severe felony, you should contact an experienced lawyer right away. Theft is taken seriously in the state of Texas, and the associated penalties can ruin your professional and personal life.
It’s extremely important that you have motivated legal representation on your side to fight these charges. A theft lawyer in San Marcos will work to reduce your charges as much as possible and some attorneys may even fight to have your case dismissed entirely. The sooner you contact a lawyer, the sooner your criminal defense attorneys can begin building a strong defense.
How Can The Law Office of David C. Hardaway Help if You Have Been Accused of Theft?
Our firm takes a personal approach when it comes to helping clients facing criminal theft allegations. We work hard to understand not just the crime in question but also the related circumstances involving the case and your background as an individual.
A theft crime on your criminal record can affect your life tremendously. You could be facing jail time, large fines, as well as the inability to find employment.
If you or a loved one have been accused of theft in the state of Texas, you need strong and relentless legal representation. The Law Offices of David C. Hardaway and their network of legal resources will stop at nothing to defend you. You deserve a fair trial, if it comes to that, and powerful legal representation. At our law firm, we believe everyone deserves a chance to have their side of the story heard. Our firm is committed to helping every client understand the full scope of the legal options before them and will always fight for the best possible outcome.
Schedule a consultation with The Law Offices of David C. Hardaway today. Call our San Marcos office at (512) 846-9966 for an honest, no-obligation case evaluation. You don’t have to fight alone.