Hiring Jeff Kennedy turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life. Mr. Kennedy was able to have my case dismissed. Yes, outright dismissal of the charge!

A.C.

We did exactly as Jeff instructed and the case was dismissed. There are no words to explain how happy we are with his performance.

Anonymous

Jeff was able to get my twice the legal limit BAC thrown out and he kept me from having an interlock device put on my car.

Anonymous

Hiring Jeff Kennedy turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life.

A.C.

We did exactly as Jeff instructed and the case was dismissed. There are no words to explain how happy we are with his performance.

Anonymous

Jeff was able to get my twice the legal limit BAC thrown out and he kept me from having an interlock device put on my car.

Anonymous
CONTACT US & GET THE DEFENSE YOU DESERVE
GET A FREE STRATEGY SESSION
November 22, 2019

Arlington Theft Lawyer

If you’ve been arrested for theft, don’t risk being convicted. Call an Arlington theft attorney at the Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy.

Theft is among the most damaging crimes you can have on your criminal record. Even a misdemeanor theft charge can keep you from securing a good job. If you were an employer, would you want to hire someone who had a larceny conviction?

Employers are scared to hire people with theft charges because they fear the employees will steal from them. That’s why it’s often too great a risk to try to fight larceny charges on your own.

Your future depends on you finding the right Arlington theft lawyer. Your lawyer can greatly increase the likelihood that your charge will be dismissed or reduced. For help in your search, get in touch with our office.

Penalties for Theft Convictions in Arlington

In Texas, the severity of theft charges varies, depending on the value of the item or property stolen. Theft is defined as the taking of another person’s property with the intent to deprive him or her of it.

It’s important to note that those who are accused don’t have to do the taking themselves—you can also be charged with larceny if you accept goods you know have been stolen.

The following is a quick look at the various charges you could face for theft in Arlington:

Value of Stolen Property Classification of Charge
$50 or lessClass C Misdemeanor
More than $50 but less than $500Class B Misdemeanor
More than $500 but less than $1,500Class A Misdemeanor
More than $1,500 but less than $20,000State Jail Felony
More than $20,000 but less than $100,000Third-Degree Felony
More than $100,000 but less than $200,000Second-Degree Felony
More than $200,000First-Degree Felony

 

How to Avoid Larceny Convictions in Arlington

So many people make the mistake of believing that, if they’re “caught” with stolen property, they’re as good as convicted. They couldn’t be more wrong. Consider this example: If you walk out of a store with an item in your shopping cart that you didn’t pay for, but you only did so because it slipped your mind, did you steal it?

If you didn’t have the intent to steal the item, and it was truly an accident, you shouldn’t be punished for it. There are many other defenses against theft charges, and a qualified Arlington larceny attorney will be able to choose the right one for you. Here are a few more examples of defenses your attorney may use:

  • You didn’t steal at all.
  • It was a case of mistaken identity.
  • You were falsely accused (e.g., a roommate told you it was OK to borrow something but later claimed you stole it).
  • There was a misunderstanding.

Other Ways an Arlington Theft Conviction Could Impact Your Life

The legal penalties aren’t the only ways you’ll suffer if convicted of a theft crime in Arlington. You could lose your job, some of your fundamental rights, or your eligibility for some government programs. In addition, you and your family may suffer great embarrassment if you’re convicted of theft.

Consult with an Arlington Theft Attorney

Get in touch with an Arlington theft lawyer. The Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy have an attorney available to discuss your case with you during a free case evaluation. Just call us at 817-605-1010 or fill out the form below. Knowing you’re getting a strong defense for your case will help secure your peace of mind.

 

CONTACT US & GET THE DEFENSE YOU DESERVE

Contact us today for a free strategy session on how we can help you win your case.

* All Fields Required

Or Call 817-618-5215

CONTACT US &

GET THE DEFENSE YOU DESERVE

Contact us today for a free strategy session on how we can help you win your case.

* All Fields Required

Or Call 817-618-5215