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

Attorneys at the Law Office of Brian J. Newman are highly effective. I was accused of a crime, but I never had to attend court as the charges were dismissed thanks to my attorney's effort. I was worried sick because I did not know anybody who could confirm my location, but my lawyer was able to prove my innocence

- Pete.




I was wrongfully accused of DWI, and I can only say that reaching out to the Law Office of Brian J. Newman for help was the best decision I ever made. My lawyer helped me navigate my legal troubles reliably and thoroughly. Thanks to his effort, I have a criminal-free record because he properly defended me. I recommend this law firm to anyone, anytime

- Drake.


My son has his life back! He was charged with an offense he did not commit, but through the hard work and dedication of attorney Brian J. Newman, the jury found my son not guilty. I will forever be grateful to Mr. Newman. If accused of any crime, you will be best served and represented by the Law Office of Brian J. Newman

- Spencer.