Theft Defense Law Firm

The elements of theft in Texas include:

  • Unlawfully appropriating someone else’s property
  • Taking the property without the owner’s consent
  • Intending to permanently deprive the owner of their property

Sec. 31.03. THEFT. (a) A person commits an offense if he unlawfully appropriates property with intent to deprive the owner of property.

In Texas, theft can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the value of the property stolen.

  • Theft is a Class C misdemeanor if the property stolen is worth less than $100
  • Class B misdemeanor if the value of the property stolen is worth $100 or more, but less than $750
  • Class A misdemeanor if the goods stolen is worth $750 or more, but less than $2,500
  • State jail felony if the property stolen is worth $2,500 or more, but less than $30,000
  • Third degree felony if the property stolen is worth $30,000 or more, but does not exceed $150,000
  • Second degree felony if the property stolen is worth $150,000, but does not exceed $300,000
  • First degree felony if the value of the property stolen is $300,000 or more

Call us for more information or if you need help in defense for a theft charge.

Hernandez and English LLP Austin Texas