Texas Grand Theft Laws

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In Texas, there are strict laws concerning theft. If you are arrested for stealing $500 or more, these laws become even more severe, turning a petty theft charge into grand theft. A conviction for grand theft results in lengthy jail or prison sentences, expensive fines, and a permanent mark on your criminal record.

If you are charged with grand theft in Texas, The Clark Law Firm is ready to protect your rights and future. We have handled thousands of cases handled. Do not risk facing these serious allegations without experienced and skilled legal representation.

Grand Theft Penalties

According to Texas law, a person commits theft if he or she unlawfully appropriates property with intent to deprive the property owner. There are generally two areas of grand theft: misdemeanor grand theft and felony grand theft.

If the value of the stolen items was in excess of $500 but less than $1500, it is considered a Class A misdemeanor. This type of misdemeanor is punishable by a maximum jail sentence of one year and a fine of up to $4,000. For any amount above $1,500, the theft becomes a felony.

The following are the three categories of felony grand theft based on the value of stolen items:

  • Between $1,500 and $100,000 – Third-degree felony
    • Maximum prison sentence of 10 years
    • Fine of up to $10,000
  • Between $100,000 and $200,000 – Second-degree felony
    • Maximum prison sentence of 20 years
    • Fine of up to $10,000
  • More than $200,000 – First-degree felony
    • Maximum prison sentence of 99 years
    • Fine of up to $10,000

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