Fraudulent Offenses

Dallas Criminal Defense Attorney Gary Redman

Theft is a very broad area of law. The basic definition of theft is the unlawful taking another person’s property, with the intent to deprive them of it, and having not any intention of giving it back.   Texas classifies theft offenses according to the value and type of the property taken and the manor in which it was taken.

Below is a basic breakdown of the different levels of Theft in Texas. However, there are many other factors that will play a role in determining the level of offense one may face and the ultimate range of punishment accessed. Feel free to contact Dallas Defense Lawyer Gary Redman for a more detailed analysis of the Texas theft laws.

Class C Misdemeanor Theft

Committed if the value of property or service taken is less than $50.00.

This offense is only punishable by a fine of to $500.00.   This level of theft does not involve any jail time. However, if a person just pays the fine for this offense, the Theft charge will remain on their record for life. It is never wise to just pay the fine without seeking legal counsel.

Class B Misdemeanor Theft

Committed if the value of property or service is $50.00 or more but less than $500.00.

This offense is a class B misdemeanor, punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a $2,000.00 fine.

Class A Misdemeanor Theft

Committed if the value of property or service is $500.00 or more but less than $1,500.00.

This offense is a class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to 1 year in jail and a $4,000.00 fine.

State Jail Felony Theft

Committed if the value of property or service is $1,500.00 or more but less than $20,000.00.

This offense is a state jail felony, punishable by a jail sentence of from 180 days to 2 years and a fine up to a $10,000.00.

3rd Degree Felony Theft

Committed if the value of property or service is $20,000.00 or more but less than $100,000.00.

This offense is a 3rd degree felony, punishable by a prison sentence of 2 to 10 years and a fine up to a $10,000.00.

2nd Degree Felony Theft

Committed if the value of property or service is $100,000.00 or more but less than $200,000.00.

This offense is a 2nd degree felony, punishable by a prison sentence of 2 to 20 years and a fine up to a $10,000.00.

1st Degree Felony Theft

Committed if the value of property or service is $200,000.00 or more.

This offense is a 1st degree felony, punishable by a prison sentence of 5 to 99 years and a fine up to a $10,000.00.

If you’ve been arrested for a theft crime, it is important that you seek legal advice from an experienced theft law attorney. Defense lawyer Gary Redman has successfully defended numerous theft crimes in Dallas since 2002. Contact Gary Redman to schedule a meeting at no cost to discuss any theft or fraudulent charges you face.

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