Theft Offenses Of Any Level Are Serious
Theft can come in many forms, from shoplifting to fraud or embezzlement. Whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or felony offense depends on the amount of money involved or value of stolen goods. It can also depend on the facts, like whether you broke into a retail store or committed a burglary in a person’s home.
The attorneys at The Law Office of Shawn C. Brown, PC, defend against all theft offenses, including those charged in federal courts throughout South Texas. We are aggressive. We are experienced. We are talented. We are affordable. We can help you defend against any crime involving theft.
The Consequences Of A Conviction Can Affect All Aspects Of Your Life
All types of theft are considered crimes of moral turpitude or inherently dishonest acts that are not accepted by the community. Yes, even the perception that you are a dishonest person can have serious consequences. Here are a few potential consequences of a theft conviction:
- Jail time, probation, community service and heavy fines
- Affect your current job or future job opportunities
- Make you ineligible to receive federal assistance, such as SNAP benefits (food stamps)
- Prevent you from obtaining federal student loans
- Cause landlords to reject your application
- Lead to deportation or prevent you from obtaining a valid green card or citizenship
Petty Theft: The Amount May Be Trivial, The Consequences Are Not
Walk away from a grocery store without paying for some food. Wear a shirt out of retail shop with the tags still on. Take an iPad from a someone’s home. Bring home some glassware from a bar. Break into a vehicle. Writing a check that bounces. These may seem like minor offenses, but even they can affect your future.
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THEFT – DISMISSED
Our client was arrested for a theft at a local retail store. The client was adamant that he did not commit any crime. Attorney Bryan Orihel carefully reviewed the evidence and was able to show the state that they had no evidence that proved our client committed the theft. In fact, Bryan showed the state that our client was wrongfully arrested, and was mistaken for the actual perpetrator. The state DISMISSED all charges against our client.