Can a Breach of Contract Lead to Criminal Charges?

July 6th, 2017 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

Many white collar crime prosecutions in the Houston area revolve around fraud. In some cases, a civil breach of contract may escalate into criminal theft if the state can prove a defendant acted with fraudulent intent. Under Section 31.03 of the Texas Penal Code, theft occurs when one person “unlawfully appropriates property” from another. An […]

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