Theft of Property $750-2500

Fort Worth Theft Attorney

The Texas Legislature recently changed the values required for theft offenses.  Previously Clas A misdemeanor theft required the value of the property taken be between $500, but less than $1,500.  Now the threshold has been increased to $750, but less than $2,500. 


Under section 31.03 of the Texas Penal Code, the State must prove  that:

A person;

Unlawfully appropriates;

 The Property of another; and

With the Intent to deprive the owner of the property

The value of the property determines the severity of the offense.

If the property taken is valued between $750, but less than $2,500, the theft offense is a Class A Misdemeanor.  Class A misdemeanor theft is punishable by up to one year in jail, a fine not to exceed $4,000 or both. 

Theft cases can have a serious impact on a person’s future.  Theft convictions can affect job opportunities.  If you or a loved one need to talk to a lawyer about your theft case, I can help.  Start by calling Brian J. Newman at 817-231-0023

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