Texas Theft Laws and Penalties

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Theft is a common criminal charge in Texas, with penalties ranging from relatively minor to severe, depending on the value of the property stolen and other circumstances. Under Section 31.03 of the Texas Penal Code, theft occurs when a person unlawfully appropriates property with the intent to deprive the owner of it.

Theft charges are generally classified as follows:

  • Class C misdemeanor: property value less than $100


Facing false accusations of aggravated sexual assault of a child is a harrowing experience. The emotional toll and potential legal consequences can be overwhelming. If you find yourself in this situation, it's crucial to understand your rights and the defense strategies available to you.

In Texas, aggravated sexual assault of a child is defined under Texas Penal Code ยง 22.021. This charge specifically involves an alleged sexual assault against a child under the age of 14. The term "aggravated" in this context emphasizes the severity of the offense due to the age of the victim.

A conviction for aggravated sexual assault of a child can result in severe consequences, such as lengthy prison sentences, hefty fines, and lifetime registration as a sex offender. Therefore, it's vital to seek experienced legal representation to build a robust defense.


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Defense of Family-Violence Cases

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To begin, a politically incorrect fact:

There are actual high-danger family-violence cases, but in lots of couples, it's an ordinary part of a relationship to be a little rough with each other. They push each other around for years, and it's only when someone goes too far that the law gets called.

I'm not saying it's okay, but just that that's the way it is. Some couples relate to each other roughly.


Defense of Drug Cases in Texas

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In a drug-possession case, the State has to prove that you knowingly possessed-that you knowingly exercised care, custody, control, or management-over the drugs. That means that they have to prove that you did something with the drugs (or helped someone else do so) while knowing that they were drugs.

Five basic defenses apply in possession cases in Texas:

  1. The State can't prove they were drugs.

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