Are you being charged with theft? Call our Criminal Defense Team at Alex R. Hernandez Jr. Trial Lawyers PLLC 1-888-HDZLAW-8

The attorneys at Alex R. Hernandez Trial Lawyers PLLC are ready to assess the charges of theft against you and present your case in a manner to increase your chances of a favorable outcome.

We handle theft cases that include

  • ROBBERY. (a) A person commits an offense if, in
    the course of committing theft as defined in Chapter 31 and with
    intent to obtain or maintain control of the property, he:
    (1) intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes
    bodily injury to another; or
    (2) intentionally or knowingly threatens or places
    another in fear of imminent bodily injury or death.
    (b) An offense under this section is a felony of the second
    degree. 
  • AGGRAVATED ROBBERY. (a) A person commits an
    offense if he commits robbery as defined in Section 29.02, and he:
    (1) causes serious bodily injury to another;
    (2) uses or exhibits a deadly weapon; or
    (3) causes bodily injury to another person or
    threatens or places another person in fear of imminent bodily
    injury or death, if the other person is:
    (A) 65 years of age or older; or
    (B) a disabled person.
    (b) An offense under this section is a felony of the first
    degree.
    (c) In this section, “disabled person” means an individual
    with a mental, physical, or developmental disability who is
    substantially unable to protect himself from harm.
  •  BURGLARY. (a) A person commits an offense if,
    without the effective consent of the owner, the person:
    (1) enters a habitation, or a building (or any portion
    of a building) not then open to the public, with intent to commit a
    felony, theft, or an assault; or
    (2) remains concealed, with intent to commit a felony,
    theft, or an assault, in a building or habitation; or
    (3) enters a building or habitation and commits or
    attempts to commit a felony, theft, or an assault.
    (b) For purposes of this section, “enter” means to intrude:
    (1) any part of the body; or
    (2) any physical object connected with the body.
    (c) Except as provided in Subsection (d), an offense under
    this section is a:
    (1) state jail felony if committed in a building other
    than a habitation; or
    (2) felony of the second degree if committed in a
    habitation.
    (d) An offense under this section is a felony of the first
    degree if:
    (1) the premises are a habitation; and
    (2) any party to the offense entered the habitation
    with intent to commit a felony other than felony theft or committed
    or attempted to commit a felony other than felony theft.
  • BURGLARY OF COIN-OPERATED OR COIN COLLECTION
    MACHINES. (a) A person commits an offense if, without the
    effective consent of the owner, he breaks or enters into any
    coin-operated machine, coin collection machine, or other
    coin-operated or coin collection receptacle, contrivance,
    apparatus, or equipment used for the purpose of providing lawful
    amusement, sales of goods, services, or other valuable things, or
    telecommunications with intent to obtain property or services.
    (b) For purposes of this section, “entry” includes every
    kind of entry except one made with the effective consent of the
    owner.
    (c) An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor.
  • Shoplifting
  • Dealing in stolen property
  • Theft of service
  • Identity theft
  • BURGLARY OF VEHICLES. (a) A person commits an
    offense if, without the effective consent of the owner, he breaks
    into or enters a vehicle or any part of a vehicle with intent to
    commit any felony or theft.
    (b) For purposes of this section, “enter” means to intrude:
    (1) any part of the body; or
    (2) any physical object connected with the body.
    (c) For purposes of this section, a container or trailer
    carried on a rail car is a part of the rail car.
    (d) An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor
    unless the vehicle or part of the vehicle broken into or entered is
    a rail car, in which event the offense is a state jail felony.
    (e) It is a defense to prosecution under this section that
    the actor entered a rail car or any part of a rail car and was at
    that time an employee or a representative of employees exercising a
    right under the Railway Labor Act (45 U.S.C. Section 151 et seq.).
  • Theft

Texas Law regards theft as a crime of moral turpitude and a conviction can have a deleterious effect on your standing in society as well as your ability to earn a living. You may find it difficult to obtain a loan, rent an apartment, or find a good job. Basically, you’ll find things difficult because almost all dealings involve a background check and theft of any kind is looked down upon by potential employers, sellers, and agencies. Imprisonment, of course, looms large over those who are found guilty of theft.

With us by your side, you can hope for an outright win or a decision that is the least detrimental to you. If you already have a criminal record, then only a lawyer who has the experience in handling such cases can help you. Penalties for repeat offenders are harsher and the law takes a dim view of such cases. An experienced lawyer can be the difference between having a theft classed as a misdemeanor and being charged for felony theft. Probation is a possibility for first-time offenders.  

Call us today for secure and zealous representation 888HDZLAW8 Alex R. Hernandez Jr.