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Cleburne Theft Crime Attorney

Aggressive Defense from a Cleburne Criminal Defense Lawyer

Under Texas Penal Code §31.03, state law defines theft as taking someone else's property without the owner's permission, or accepting property that one knows is stolen. These actions are considered to be theft when they are carried out with the intention of depriving the owner of his or her property. A person can also commit theft of services if he or she intentionally uses illegal means (such as deception or threats) to obtain access to services without paying for them. Penalties for theft depend on the value of the property or services that were allegedly stolen. In addition to the specific offense of theft, there are also many other offenses that fall under the general theft crime category.

Here is a list of some of the many different crimes in which theft is an element:

  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Carjacking

If you are accused of a committing a theft crime, you may be facing possible jail or prison time, expensive fines and a destroyed reputation. With the help of Cleburne Criminal Defense Attorney Kim Baker, you might be able to avoid these damaging consequences, or at least have a chance of minimizing them. Attorney Baker is an experienced litigator who works closely with her clients to strive for the most favorable outcome possible!

Common Defenses Against Theft Crimes

One important thing to remember when it comes to theft crimes is that the offender must have taken property or services with the intention of stealing. Similarly, in a burglary offense, the defendant must have entered someone else's property with the actual intention of taking someone else's property or of committing some other crime. Because of this, the defendant should not be convicted if that individual had reasonable grounds to believe that he or she was legally entitled to take the property, or if the individual did not even realize that he or she took the property. Showing a lack of intent is one form of defense against theft crime charges. A defense attorney may also argue that his or her client was arrested due to mistaken identity, or that there is insufficient evidence for proving that the defendant is guilty.

Contact Attorney Baker as soon as possible! She can help you get started on a criminal defense plan to help you better secure your freedom!

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