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Denton Theft Crime Lawyers
Texas Theft Charges
As is the case with all crimes in the Lone Star State – the law enforcement, prosecutors, and the courts of Texas treat theft crimes seriously and harshly. It should therefore come as no surprise that an accusation of theft, let alone a conviction, can turn your world upside down.
There are many classifications of theft crimes at the state and federal level that vary in terms of severity and potential penalties. To many people, certain acts are obvious indications of theft, such as burglary, robbery, shoplifting, etc. However, there are many other types of theft crimes that are not so obvious, such as such as credit card abuse, fraud, forgery, etc.
Essentially, the bottom line is this: if you steal something that does not belong to you, you very well may be involved in the commission of a theft crime. An adult (or juvenile or college student) caught stealing (and in some cases, attempting to steal) just about anything may face life-changing, devastating consequences
If you find yourself caught up in a theft crime situation, or if you have been arrested or formally charged with a theft crime, the best decision you can make is to hire a knowledgeable and effective theft crime lawyer in Denton to represent you – RIGHT NOW.
What Is Considered a Theft Crime?
Regardless of the type of theft crime charge(s) you face, Goline & Roland Law Firm can formulate and execute an aggressive defense strategy in order to preserve and protect your legal rights.
So, what exactly is a crime of theft? According to the State of Texas (as well other states and the feds), theft is a crime of “moral turpitude” (i.e., some form of dishonesty, misrepresentation, deceit, fraud, deliberate violence, and/or untrustworthiness).
These three words carry far-reaching, negative consequences that may be more detrimental to your future than other types of crimes. For example, crimes of moral turpitude often act as immediate red flags to many employers, universities, landlords, and others with access to a person’s criminal record. In many cases, these individuals (or scholarship boards, parent groups, etc.)form immediate, negative assumptions about your character, which in turn leads to any number of unfavorable decisions.
Some of the many theft crimes you may face include the following state and federal offenses:
- Theft of property
- Receipt of stolen property
- Burglary (An individual’s unlawful entry into a structure with the intent of committing a theft (or a felony or an assault)
- Robbery (In a nutshell, an individual’s use of fear or physical force while committing an act of theft)
- Credit card and debit card abuse
- Money laundering
- Fraud (including tax, insurance, Internet, government benefits, and health insurance fraud)
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