There are many different types of theft, and depending on the value of the items you are charged with stealing, you will face varying degrees of penalties. Shoplifting is a common theft crime that involves not paying the full price of an item in a store. You could be charged with this crime for taking merchandise without paying, switching the price tag on an item in order to pay less, or by similar such conduct. If the values of the items you have been charged with stealing total less than $1,500, then you will face misdemeanor penalties upon conviction. These penalties can include up to a year in jail with a fine of up to $4,000.
If you are charged with a felony theft crime, then you could face penalties of up to 2 years in jail with a fine of up to $10,000 for a state felony. A first-degree felony conviction will include penalties of 5-99 years in prison and / or fines of up to $10,000. It is important that you have skilled representation on your side if you have been charged with a theft crime. The Law Office of Brent R. Hardy has been representing the criminally accused residents of San Antonio, Texas with a long history of success.Call us today at (210) 415-6662 to schedule your free consultation.
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