Theft Crime Lawyer in McKinney
A Commitment to Tenacious Representation
If you have been accused of theft, you need an attorney who understands the ins and outs of the legal system. At Malcolm Miranda & Associates P.C., we are proud to have a theft crime lawyer in McKinney who has the experience and skill to defend you. Our attorney has handled countless cases and knows how the prosecution will approach your case. You can count on us to defend you in every way possible.
What Is Considered Theft in Texas?
Texas law defines theft as the unlawful taking of property from another person. A person commits theft if he or she intentionally or knowingly obtains or exerts control over property without the owner's consent.
Theft can be committed in a variety of ways, including:
- Stealing something with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of the property
- Obtaining control over property by deception
- Obtaining control over property by threat, force, or intimidation
- Enters a building without permission in order to steal something
- Stealing property while it is being shipped
- Stealing a firearm or vehicle
If a person commits theft of property worth more than $100,000, they can be charged with a first-degree felony. A person who commits theft of property worth more than $1 million can be charged with a first-degree felony under the Texas Organized Crime Act.
Penalties for Theft in Texas
A person who is convicted of theft can be sentenced to jail time, probation, community service, and/or restitution. The penalties for theft will depend on the value of the property that was stolen. A person who is convicted of misdemeanor theft may be sentenced to up to 180 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $2,000. A person who is convicted of felony theft may be sentenced to up to two years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000.
How Our Theft Crime Attorney Can Help
A skilled McKinney theft crime attorney can help you avoid the harsh penalties associated with a theft conviction. Our lawyer can challenge the evidence against you and help you build a strong defense. We can also negotiate with the prosecution to try to get your charges reduced or dropped.
Malcolm Miranda was highly recommended to me, and for good reason. I needed a combination of help: defense as I was falsely accused in a CPS a case, and also defense in a hostile divorce case. He had the legal experience to help with the all the layers.- William
This is a fantastic firm, and we are eternally grateful to have the best attorney, Malcolm Miranda.- London C.
Very attentive. Without doubt one of the best!- Adriana M.
They have been there for us through thick and thin. All types of cases. We feel blessed to have them on our side.- Nicole H.