August 8, 2018
If you’re hearing these two words, you’re probably in some trouble. Not all theft cases are that dramatic, but the consequences for stealing another’s property may end up costing you more than just a bit of pocket change.
Here, we’re going to detail the basics of Texas theft charges so you can know what you’re up against if you are charged, and how you can give yourself the best chance at walking away from the courtroom without any consequences.
How Does Texas Define “Theft”?
Texas defines theft as the act of “unlawfully appropriating property with intent to deprive the owner of property.” This can be done in a variety of ways, including:
- Taking another person’s property without their consent
- Taking property that you knew was stolen
That’s right. [...]