Theft Crime Attorney in Houston

Dedicated Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Lawyer - (281) 369-4506

Theft is the act of illegally taking another person's property without their consent or knowledge or by force or fear. If you have been arrested and charged with theft you need to immediately retain trusted representation from an aggressive criminal defense attorney. Texas is known to carry out some of the harshest penalties for criminal matters - if you've been arrested or are being investigated for a theft crime, you should not hesitate to begin building the defense you need.

The Texas Penal Code has strong penalties for those convicted of any theft crime and if found guilty, you may be sentenced :

  • Prison time
  • Fines
  • Restitution
  • Probation

Should you choose to hire the legal services offered at Stornello Law Firm, P.C., you can trust that you'll have a former prosecutor on your side. Out attorneys hold perfect 10.0 Superb Avvo Ratings and were featured in Houstonia Magazine's list of Top Lawyers 2013-2015. They are also included in Texas Super Lawyers, a recognition and honor that reaches only the top 5 percent of practicing attorneys statewide.

Arrested? We're ready to hear your side of the story. Call (281) 369-4506 to get started with us today.

Theft Charges in Texas

In the state of Texas, there are three major types of theft crimes that individuals can be charged with - robbery, burglary and shoplifting.

  • Robbery is the crime of taking something directly from a person while it is in their possession, usually accompanied by force or fear.
  • Burglary is the breaking or entering of a building with the intent to commit a felony (not necessarily theft.)
  • Shoplifting is a lesser offense theft crime but still could be punishable by jail times and fines. This offense usually occurs when small amounts of goods are taken from a store or shop without the owner's knowledge.

These offenses range from felony to misdemeanor and carry varying degrees of penalties to convicted individuals. It is important that if you are arrested that you work with a Houston Criminal Attorney from Stornello Law Firm, P.C. right away.

Obtain Aggressive Legal Defense for Your Theft Crime Charges

While all of these crimes hold serious penalties, they all could potentially be elevated to a major offense if a deadly weapon was used in the course of the theft or if a victim sustained serious bodily injury or death. The moment you are arrested you need to retain the representation of a trusted lawyer.

At Stornello Law Firm, P.C., we have 20 years of legal experience in providing outstanding representation to our clients. We have committed ourselves to telling our client's side of the story and ensuring that their rights and freedoms are protected. We will conduct an independent investigation of your arrest and if it is found that your rights were violated in any manner, we will actively pursue an aggressive defense for your case.

If you have been arrested or a loved one is facing criminal charges, you need to contact a defense lawyer at the firm right away to schedule a free case evaluation.