Dallas Theft Lawyer
Theft Defense Attorney Dallas, TX – RJ Harber
As described in the Texas penal code, theft means (a) A person commits an offense if he unlawfully appropriates property with intent to deprive the owner of property. Deprive is described as (A) to withhold property from the owner permanently or for so extended a period of time that a major portion of the value or enjoyment of the property is lost to the owner; (B) to restore property only upon payment of reward or other compensation; or (C) to dispose of property in a manner that makes recovery of the property by the owner unlikely.
Property is defined as tangible or intangible personal property including anything severed from land; or a document, including money, that represents or embodies anything of value.
Burglary in Texas
In Texas, burglary is defined as unlawfully entering or remaining in any structure (public or private) with the intent to commit a felony, theft, or assault inside. Burglary is punishable for up to two years or even twenty years in prison if it is a second degree felony. In addition, fines can be as high as $10,000.00.
Unauthorized use of a vehicle (or car theft ) is defined in Texas as A person commits an offense if he intentionally or knowingly operates another’s boat, airplane, or motor-propelled vehicle without the effective consent of the owner. (b) An offense under this section is a state jail felony.
If you are facing theft charges, you should not need to worry about fines and prison time. Contact the law offices of RJ Harber! He is ready to fight for your rights and freedom! Call now for a free consultation (214) 389- 1189