My name is Mac Morris, and for 20 years I have been defending the rights of clients in the Texas state criminal court system. In that time, I have experienced a range of different case types, but some of the most common are cases involving theft. No matter if your theft case has been classified as a felony or misdemeanor, the potential penalties you face are serious, including heavy fines and jail time.
At the Law Office of Mac Morris, my goal is to help clients throughout Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area receive the comprehensive criminal defense services they deserve under the law.
Theft is an incredibly broad term that has to do with taking money or property from someone without permission. Cars, electronics, jewelry and money are among the most popular possessions that are stolen every year.
Many times, the crime of theft is combined with other charges, such as:
These charges can elevate your theft crime from a misdemeanor to a felony and increase the potential penalties you face. My extensive experience as a criminal defense attorney is important to helping you understand your potential punishment.
Theft is considered a felony or misdemeanor, depending on what has been stolen. Here is a breakdown of how Texas classifies misdemeanor theft:
When theft is classified as a felony, the potential punishment is instantly increased. To be classified as a felony, the theft crime would have to follow the following criteria:
If you have been charged with theft in Texas, regardless of whether it is a misdemeanor or felony, call the Law Office of Mac Morris today at (972) 885-6325 or contact me online to schedule your free initial consultation.
I represent clients throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area, including Plano, Irving, Arlington and towns throughout Collin County. Reasonable payment plans are available and most credit cards are accepted.