The Only Ally You Need When Faced with Criminal Charges

Houston Theft Defense Lawyers

Powerful Counsel & a Proven Track Record of Success

If you have been charged with a theft crime, you should be forewarned: a conviction can significantly limit your career opportunities. When others believe you are a dishonest person, you will face long-term difficulties. Certain theft convictions can carry collateral consequences like the loss of professional licenses or ineligibility for such licenses in the future. Your career, finances, education, and even housing may be adversely affected by a conviction for a theft-related offense.

At Cogdell Law Firm, our Houston theft crime attorneys do everything within our vast pool of experience and resources to help our clients avoid convictions and even formal charges in the first place. Spare yourself from having to face jail time, fines, restitution, and other penalties. We can help you restore your reputation of integrity.

For a legal consultation with our attorneys, call our office at (713) 426-2244. We serve Harris County and all of Texas.

Types of Theft Charges We Handle

Our powerful team handles a variety of theft crime cases, including:

  • Burglary;
  • Fraud;
  • Identity Theft;
  • Larceny;
  • Receiving Stolen Property;
  • Robbery; and
  • Shoplifting.

Penalties for Theft Crimes in Texas

The penalties for theft in Texas will vary depending on the nature of the offense and also the amount of property involved. The following penalties apply for various monetary values of property:

  • Less than $50: Class C misdemeanor punishable by a $500 fine.
  • $50 to $499.99: Class B misdemeanor punishable by a $2,000 fine and 180 days in jail.
  • $500 to $1,499.99: Class A misdemeanor punishable by a $4,000 fine and 1 year in jail.
  • $1,500 to $19,999.99: State jail felony punishable by a $10,000 fine and 2 years in prison.
  • $20,000 to $99,999.99: Third degree felony punishable by a $10,000 fine and 10 years in prison.
  • $100,000 to $199,999.99: Second degree felony punishable by a $10,000 fine and 20 years in prison.
  • $200,000 or more: First degree felony punishable by a $10,000 fine and 99 years in prison.

If you would like more specific advice about your case, we encourage you to promptly call our Houston theft crime lawyers at (713) 426-2244.

Why Choose Us?

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What Our Past Clients Have to Say
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