Many forms of theft are described as offenses against property under Texas Penal Code §31.03.
While the act of directly stealing another person’s item or property is certainly covered, there are many degrees of theft explained in the code that are not as obvious. These include:
- Extended borrowing periods
- Property transfers via oral and unwritten contracts
- Effective consent
- Appropriation, and others.
When faced with a theft charge or arrest, the future suddenly becomes uncertain. Remain calm and hire a lawyer who has successfully defended against theft claims. Contact Morgan Bourque.
As a former prosecutor, Morgan tried hundreds of theft charges. Now as a leading Texas theft lawyer, he continually adds to his record of acquittals and reduced charges. He has demonstrated where inaccurate claims, misunderstandings and unreliable eyewitness accounts can influence theft accusations. No matter how dire the odds may seem, Morgan is a theft lawyer who represents each client with the same passion and determination, often to favorable outcomes. He will review your case, offer honest feedback, and craft a strategy to defend your rights.
In 2016, more than 85,000 larceny and theft arrests were made in Texas — nearly 6,000 of which involved motor vehicle theft. In connection with theft charges, alleged offenders often face other charges, such as vandalism, burglary and forgery. Police are cracking down on acts of theft in Texas, and if arrested, may look to make an example of you.
Depending on whether you have been charged with a felony or a misdemeanor, penalties for a conviction can include:
- Mandatory jail time
- Community service
- License suspension or disqualification
- Thousands of dollars in fines, and more.
That is why, before you take any other action, you should contact Morgan Bourque for the best possible defense strategy and representation. He is the knowledgeable theft lawyer who will work to challenge the claims and have the charges dismissed or the penalties reduced at every stage in your case.
Good people can make mistakes and sometimes innocents get caught in a web of suspicion. No matter your situation, Morgan Bourque is the theft lawyer who will provide efficient, aggressive representation inside and outside the courtroom.
Call now to review your theft accusations and begin establishing a successful defense.