Houston Theft Crimes Defense Law
misdemeanor and felony theft offenses in Houston and the surrounding counties. Theft of any amount is a very serious crime. It is a crime of moral turpitude (dishonesty) and a conviction for theft can negatively affect you for the rest of your life. You really cannot afford a conviction for theft on your record.
Each year, hundreds of people contact Attorney James Sullivan in order to get their theft convictions expunged from their record because they cannot get a job, but unfortunately a theft conviction cannot be expunged or sealed (non-disclosed). Young people especially may not know about or consider the far-reaching effects of having a theft conviction on their record. Attorney James Sullivan can discuss with you the possible options in order to later get your criminal case sealed or expunged.
If you are charged with a theft offense, contact Houston Criminal Lawyer James Sullivan at (281) 546-6428 for a confidential consultation.A person commits theft if he unlawfully takes another person’s property without their consent and with the intent to deprive the owner of the property [Texas Penal Code Sec. 31.03]. Obviously, if he did not intend to take the other person’s property, then it is not theft. For example, in an alleged shoplifting case, if you place a case of beer on the rack under your shopping cart, forget about it and then walk out of the grocery store without paying for it, you should not be held responsible. Or, if your child puts an item in your shopping bag without your knowledge and you leave the store without paying for it, you should not be convicted of theft.
If you have been charged with shoplifting or any other theft related crime, you need a Houston theft crime attorney to represent you. You may face serious consequences if you have been arrested for theft in Houston or the surrounding area. Your penalties will vary depending on the value of what you allegedly stole and other factors. Theft crimes include shoplifting, hot checks, fraud, embezzlement and identity theft. Theft crime can range from class C misdemeanor (such as a traffic violation level offense) to 1st degree felony. Burglary of a motor vehicle is a class A misdemeanor. Auto theft is usually charged as a felony offense unless the value of the motor vehicle stolen is less than $1,500. Other felony theft related crimes include credit card abuse (state jail felony), burglary of a building (state jail felony) and burglary of a habitation (2nd degree felony).
James G. Sullivan and Associates | Harris County Theft Crime Lawyers
Houston theft crime lawyer James Sullivan will discuss with you the seriousness of your charge and the various effective defense strategies that are best suited for your particular case. Before you make your plea in court, it is important that you consult a theft crimes defense lawyer in Houston, Texas. Houston Criminal Attorney James Sullivan gets proven results.
James Sullivan graduated from Baylor University in 1990 with a degree in Journalism, the ideal degree for investigating, discovering and telling winning stories in court. In 1993, Sullivan graduated from South Texas College of Law, which is nationally recognized as the top law school for trial advocacy.James Sullivan later graduated from Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College in Wyoming. Founded in 1994, it is the most selective and prestigious trial advocacy program in America. The methods taught at TLC are not taught anywhere else. The 1,150 graduates form an extremely unique community of the most accomplished trial lawyers in the United States. Sullivan has a proven record of defending people from all walks of life, faiths and countries in courts throughout Texas.
Contact James Sullivan & Associates for a free initial consultation at (281) 546-6428 about your theft charges in Harris County (Houston), Montgomery County (Conroe), Fort Bend County (Richmond), Brazoria County (Angleton), Galveston County (Galveston), Matagorda County (Bay City), Waller County (Hempstead), Washington County (Brenham), Liberty County (Liberty), Chambers County (Anahuac), Jefferson County (Beaumont) and throughout Texas.
Contact Houston theft crime trial lawyers James Sullivan and Associates at (281) 546-6428 for a free initial consultation and case evaluation.