Theft charges can take many different forms. Depending on the circumstances, you may be facing a misdemeanor or a felony theft charge. You may also be charged with an accompanying count of burglary. Crimes involving theft are considered “crimes of moral turpitude” which are considered crimes of dishonesty. Remember that in addition to the potential jail time, such cases can disqualify you from many forms of employment or public benefits. If you are facing allegations of theft then contact Houston theft defense attorney Shamim Ebrahimi today.
Felony theft defense for Houston and Harris County residents
Theft cases take a variety of forms in Texas. These are matters that involve depriving someone else of their property or goods. Typical charges for theft include:
- Bad Check Cases
- Buying or accepting stolen property
- General theft
The punishment in a theft case is mostly based upon the value of the property that was taken. Misdemeanor theft cases are charged through a “Criminal Complaint” in County Court while felonies are charged through an Indictment in District Court. The means by which the theft is conducted will have an impact on the charges; theft involving weapons or violence will carry extra penalties. This is an area of law where the charges vary depending on certain facts. The nature of your charges can depend on your previous criminal history as well as other factors. It is crucial that you hire an attorney who understands Texas’ theft statutes.
Texas criminal defense lawyer Shamim Ebrahimi understands Texas theft law, and will work to ensure his clients’ rights are protected. Shamim will be there for you each step of the way throughout the process. He handles all Houston and Harris County matters personally so you can rest assured that your matter will be handled by your attorney and not office staff. In a theft case he will explore all possible defenses, including the elements of intent and ownership. He will also challenge the way in which the District Attorney wishes to calculate the value of the property stolen. It is crucial that your case be handled correctly. Contact Shamim online today to schedule your initial consultation.
Houston attorney dealing with all aspects of theft cases
People convicted of theft crimes sometimes require legal assistance after the fact. You may need assistance with sealing or clearing your criminal record or, under more unfortunate circumstances you may require assistance at a hearing for the revocation of Texas probation. If you are facing such a situation then contact our office today.