Can You Defend Against Shoplifting Charges?

May 19th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Theft

It’s possible. As we always remind our clients, a criminal charge is not the same thing as a conviction. However, we need to understand some of the facts about your case. Please schedule a consultation with a League City criminal defense attorney today. A Review of Shoplifting Laws & Penalties Shoplifting is a theft crime […]

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Are You Facing Misdemeanor Theft Charges?

January 22nd, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Theft

Unlike many other states, Texas doesn’t actually discriminate between different kinds of theft. Whether a case involves a robbery, shoplifting, or embezzlement, offenses involving the unlawful taking of someone else’s property are typically charged as theft. The exact charges that a person faces, however, will differ depending on the value of the items that were […]

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Theft by Fraud is Still Theft in Texas

December 4th, 2018 by Tad Nelson in Theft

Fraud is a form of theft. In effect, it is the white collar crime equivalent of robbery. And while there may be no physical violence involved, Texas law treats theft-by-fraud just as seriously. Houston Court Upholds 9-Year Sentence of Man Convicted of Obtaining Trucks via Fraudulent Loan Promises For example, if you convince someone to […]

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Does a Store Cashier Commit Theft When Giving an Unauthorized Discount?

December 18th, 2017 by Tad Nelson in Misdemeanor Crimes, Theft

Misdemeanor theft is often associated with shoplifting by customers. But an employee may also be arrested and charged with a misdemeanor crime if he or she gives a customer an unauthorized discount. Such an act is still considered an “unlawful appropriation” of the store owner’s property. Ex-Target Employee Sentenced to 3 Days in Jail for […]

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