Amarillo Theft Crimes Attorney
Aggressively Defending Against Theft Crime Charges in Potter County
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.
Theft Crime Cases We Handle
At our law office, we defend a variety of theft crimes which may include the following:
What Are the Penalties for Theft Crimes 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
Contact Our Theft Crimes Lawyer in Amarillo Today
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 the Law Offices of D. Chris Hesse today to get started on your defense with our Amarillo theft crimes attorney.
Chris Heese will go beyound and above to make sure you are taken care of. Chris Heese will fight for you and do what is right. I was pleased with the outcome of Chris Heese being my attorney.- Rob
I have used Chris on two separate occasions he has always answered my calls, messages, and email. I would recommend him for anyone needing a lawyer.- Robert
Chris is an outstanding lawyer. He fought hard for my husband to get his charge for a DWI dropped and of course, he was successful in doing so. He cares about his clients and will go above and beyond to get the results that you are seeking.- Edaena
Mr. Hesse assisted me as local counsel on a very difficult federal case. I could not have received any better counsel. On time, on task, and on the spot with guidance and advice. Highly Recommended!- Scott
I sat 2nd chair with Mr. Hesse on a Possession of Marijuana case in April of 2014. Chris was an absolute professional in the courtroom. He was able to narrow down on the proper issues during jury selection and succeeded with the suppression of the Marijuana in the case. Judges are reluctant to grant suppressions, but Chris was able to get it done! At that point, the government had no other option than to dismiss the case. Had it not been for Chris' ability to spot a fatal flaw in the government's case, his client may have been wrongfully convicted. I have no doubt Chris will work hard on your case to expose the government just as he did in our case.- Armen Merjanian
I received a ticket for a traffic mishap you see i have a CDL and the city of Amarillo, TX. which does not dismiss them. he worked endlessly and countless hours to help me get the ticket off my record which he did. With little help from me I highly recommend Chris Hesse for your next criminal attorney!!- John Brooks
After being pulled over unfairly and being charge with possession. Chris Hesse helped me and got my charge dismissed. I would definitely recommend him to anyone needing an attorney. He is both experienced and willing to fight to get the best outcome for you.- Daegen
Not only did he fight for me, but he showed he cared when everyone else seemed to just want to throw the book at me. He got my assault charge and disorderly conduct charges dismissed!!- Trent