San Antonio Lawyers Represent Clients Charged with Theft Crimes
Texas attorneys defending those accused of shoplifting, burglary and robbery
With many years of combined experience, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Alan Brown have the knowledge and passion to defend those facing charges for even the most serious theft crimes. The firm has been serving San Antonio and south-central Texas clients for more than 40 years and continues to provide passionate representation to the public. The Law Offices of Alan Brown help clients defend against misdemeanor and felony charges.
Defending against all theft charges
The firm’s attorneys represent San Antonio defendants against all theft charges, including:
- Class C misdemeanor theft. Also called petty theft, this charge alleges a theft of less than $50 in goods or services. There is no jail sentence for this charge, and the maximum fine is $500.
- Class B misdemeanor theft. In cases where the alleged theft concerns goods or services worth between $50 and $500, the crime is a Class B misdemeanor. This crime carries a maximum fine of $2,000 and a sentence of up 180 days in jail.
- Class A misdemeanor theft. When the value of the stolen goods is between $500 and $1,500, the maximum sentence is one year in jail and a fine of up to $4,000.
- Felony theft. Depending on the amount and type of property or service stolen, jail sentences range from 180 days in state jail to 99 years of imprisonment in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
Theft of a vehicle is covered under these Texas theft charges, except in the case of carjacking, which is treated as a robbery. A larceny occurs any time someone takes property with the intent of depriving the actual owner of that property. If you have already been convicted of theft once, future charges against you may be increased. The firm’s criminal law attorneys fight all accusations against you and seek to get charges dismissed or reduced.
Representing those accused of robbery
A robbery charge is an accusation that an injury was caused or threatened during a theft. A robbery conviction in Texas carries a penalty of two to twenty years in prison. If a deadly weapon such as a gun was used or exhibited, or if the victim was elderly or disabled, an aggravated robbery charge may apply. The penalty for aggravated robbery can range from five to 99 years in prison. The firm’s attorneys help you present a solid defense against robbery charges.
San Antonio attorneys fight your burglary charges
A burglary charge means you are accused of unlawfully entering or remaining in a structure with the intention of committing a crime inside. Most burglary cases involve an alleged break-in at a home or business. Depending on the specifics of your case, you might be facing a state jail felony, a second-degree felony or a first-degree felony. Penalties range from 180 days in state jail to life imprisonment depending on the nature of the crime.
Trust your theft crime defense to a San Antonio law firm with experience
If you are facing charges for theft, robbery or burglary in a Texas court, you need the assistance of a passionate and motivated defense attorney. The Law Offices of Alan Brown keeps you informed and involved during the entire process. To schedule a free consultation, call 210-227-5103 24 hours a day or contact the firm online.