Houston, Texas Juvenile Defense Lawyer Jim Sullivan represents juveniles for all kinds of criminal offenses, including Theft. Jim Sullivan is Board Certified in Juvenile Law, one of only 38 in private practice in the state of Texas. Juvenile law is not the same as criminal law. There are ways to keep a theft offense off of a juvenile's record or to get a juvenile's record expunged after as little as six months. You can ask Texas juvenile defense attorney Jim Sullivan right now at 281-546-6428.
TEXAS PENAL CODE
Sec. 31.03. THEFT. (a) A person commits an offense if he unlawfully appropriates property with intent to deprive the owner of property.
(b) Appropriation of property is unlawful if:
(1) it is without the owner's effective consent;
(e) Except as provided by Subsection (f), an offense under this section is:
(1) a Class C misdemeanor if the value of the property stolen is less than:
(A) $50; or
(B) $20 and the defendant obtained the property by issuing or passing a check or similar sight order in a manner described by Section 31.06;
(2) a Class B misdemeanor if:
(A) the value of the property stolen is:
(i) $50 or more but less than $500;
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