Have You Been Charged With A Theft, Burglary, or Robbery Crime in Denton?
I n Texas, theft encompasses a multitude of crimes. In general, theft is defined as the unlawful removal of another individual’s property or money without their consent. Theft charges are classified as either misdemeanors or felonies and are contingent on the value of the items in question. Penalties for theft include fines, jail time, and court-ordered restitution.
The law office of Randy Brooks is experienced in fighting theft allegations including, but not limited to:
- Robbery (including armed robbery)
- Grand Larceny
Theft crimes can be tried at the state or federal level and require a qualified, experienced attorney. Randy Brooks can help protect your rights, ensure your voice is heard, and secure the positive outcome you need.
Burglary is unlawfully entering a habitation or building with the intent to commit a theft or other felony. A person can be convicted of burglary even if there was intent but the crime did not come to fruition.
The punishment for burglary depends on the type of location entered, but can range from jail time of 6 months to 2 years and fines up to $10,000. If you are convicted of burglary more than twice, the charge can be enhanced to a state jail felony.
Robbery is intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causing injury to another person while committing theft. It occurs when an individual uses threat, force or violence to obtain the possessions of another. A robbery conviction can result in 2-20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. Robbery is a second-degree felony.
Aggravated robbery is committing a robbery while brandishing or using a deadly weapon or causing serious bodily injury to another. Robbery is also enhanced to aggravated robbery when it is committed against the elderly or disabled. Aggravated robbery is a serious offense and is classified as a first-degree felony. The potential penalties include 5-99 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000.
Experienced Defense Lawyer in Denton
Theft crimes in Texas are grave charges and carry harsh consequences. If you have been accused of theft, especially burglary or robbery, it is critical that you procure a capable defense attorney. Randy Brooks has served clients for over 38 years and can help you understand the charges and guide you to success. With proven strategies and extensive experience, he will aggressively challenge the prosecution’s case against you and ensure you have the best chance of a positive outcome.
Recent Case Result
My client was charged with shoplifting, and because of her prior criminal history, the best offer the prosecutor would make was 90 days in jail. My client had significant health issues and could not spend time in jail without jeopardizing her condition.
We set the case for trial, and after reviewing the store security video, it was unclear whether it was my client or her codefendant who was the actual shoplifter. The prosecutor agreed to offer probation rather than jail time, and my client was able to keep her scheduled medical and surgical appointments.
Contact us today for your free initial private consultation. We serve clients in Denton and the surrounding area.