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Amarillo Theft Crimes Attorney

Get Defense for Your Theft Crime Charge

At The Law Offices of D. Chris Hesse, we use a positive and resourceful approach to defending theft crime charges in order to help our clients quickly resolve legal problems. We understand just how stressful it can be to have these types of allegations brought against you and we are here to help.

Our Amarillo theft crimes attorney is extremely experienced, compassionate, and dedicated to fighting for our clients' rights. We are highly rated by Avvo and have earned a reputation for being thorough – we always do a full investigation.

A theft charge can carry very serious penalties here in Texas and the consequences may be extremely devastating if you are convicted. Depending on if it is your first strike, second strike, or third, there may be serious jail time involved.

Regardless of your current criminal record or the type of charges you may be facing, you can count on our legal assistance to provide you with exceptional representation. If you choose to retain our services, you can rest assured that we will fight aggressively on your behalf.


Facing charges for theft? Schedule your free case review today to discuss discuss the details of your case.


Well-Versed in a Variety of Texas Theft Crimes

At our law office, we defend a variety of theft crimes which may include the following:

  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Petty theft
  • Grand theft auto
  • Possession of stolen property
  • Shoplifting

What is the penalty for theft in Texas?

In Texas, if you have been charged with theft you can face various penalties depending on the value of the property or services that was stolen. You may also face various penalties due to the type of property stolen.

Possible classifications and penalties for theft include:

  • Class C Misdemeanor – stolen property valued less than $50 and punishable by up to a $500 fine
  • Class B Misdemeanor – stolen property valued between $50 and $500 and punishable by a $2,000 fine and up to 180 days in jail
  • Class A Misdemeanor – stolen property valued between $500 and $1,500 and punishable by a $4,000 fine and up to one year in jail
  • State Jail Felony Theft – stolen property valued between $1,500 and $20,000 and punishable by a $10,000 fine and 180 days up to two years in state jail
  • Third Degree Felony – stolen property valued between $20,000 and $100,000 and punishable by a $10,000 fine and two to ten years in prison
  • Second Degree Felony – stolen property valued between $100,000 and $200,000 and punishable by a $10,000 fine and two to 20 years in prison
  • First Degree Felony – stolen property valued at $200,000 or more and punishable by a $10,000 fine and five to 99 years in prison

Put an Experienced Prosecutor on Your Side

If you are looking for legal advice about the criminal charges you are currently facing, you can turn to our office for a free consultation. We are well versed in a variety of theft crimes.

Houston born, our founding lawyer is a former prosecutor who understands the tactics the other side may use in your case, as well as the ways to combat the evidence and testimonies brought forth during trial. Discuss the allegations you are facing and what you can do about them.


Contact our office today at (806) 350-6785 to make an appointment with our Amarillo theft crimes attorney.


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