Navigating Theft Accusations in Texas: Recognizing the Impact

Theft accusations, regardless of the amount or the seeming insignificance of the charge, can carry significant consequences in Texas. At Barton & Associates, Attorneys at Law, PLLC, we understand the gravity of theft-related allegations and aim to provide valuable insights to individuals facing these challenges.

Understanding the Significance of Theft Charges:

In Texas, theft is broadly defined as unlawfully appropriating someone else’s property with the intent to deprive them of it. The severity of theft charges can vary based on factors such as the value of the stolen property, the presence of aggravating circumstances, and the defendant’s criminal history. Sometimes theft charges are simple accounting or financial mistakes such as writing a check when you didn’t have enough money to cover the check.

Crimes of Moral Turpitude:

Theft charges fall under the category of “Crimes of Moral Turpitude” in Texas. Crimes of Moral Turpitude are those considered contrary to accepted moral standards, often involving dishonesty, deceit, or theft. Even seemingly minor theft charges can be classified as Crimes of Moral Turpitude, and their consequences extend beyond the immediate legal penalties.

Impact on Your Future:

Regardless of the amount involved, a theft conviction can have long-lasting repercussions, including:

  1. Criminal Record: A theft conviction results in a criminal record that can affect future employment opportunities, housing applications, and professional licenses.
  2. Education and Career: Educational institutions and employers may view theft convictions negatively, impacting academic and career pursuits.
  3. Financial Consequences: Fines, restitution, and legal fees associated with theft convictions can impose a significant financial burden.
  4. Loss of Reputation: Reputation is invaluable. A theft conviction can tarnish your personal and professional reputation, affecting relationships and community standing.

Why Swift Legal Defense Matters:

Given the potential life-altering consequences, seeking immediate legal representation is crucial. At Barton & Associates, we offer:

  1. Experience: Our skilled criminal defense team, led by Attorney Gary J. Barton, has extensive experience handling theft cases in Texas.
  2. Legal Expertise: We possess in-depth knowledge of Texas theft laws, allowing us to craft strategic defenses tailored to the specifics of each case.
  3. Protecting Your Future: We understand the far-reaching impact of theft convictions and strive to protect your future by mitigating the consequences of the charges.

If you or someone you know is facing theft accusations in Texas, contact Barton & Associates, Attorneys at Law, PLLC, for a confidential consultation. We are committed to providing comprehensive legal representation and guiding you through the complexities of theft charges, no matter how small. Your future matters, and we’re here to protect it.

Choose Barton & Associates for a steadfast defense against theft charges. Your rights, your future – we’re here for you.

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Why Hire Barton & Associates Law Firm?

Award-Winning Attorneys

Award-Winning Attorneys

Gary J. Barton has been voted three time back-to-back Attorney of the Year 2021, 2022 and 2023. A Top 100 Trial Attorney in the Nation, National Lawyer of Distinction, Best Attorneys of America, Top 40 Under 40, and a SuperLawyer Rising Star.

Former Felony Prosecutors
& District Attorneys

Former Felony Prosecutors
& District Attorneys

Gary J. Barton has worked in numerous District Attorney’s Offices throughout the country. As a former Major Crimes Prosecutor handling Capital Murders, Murders, and Heinous Crimes, Mr. Barton has seen almost every type of accusation.

The experience from thousands
of cases handled & won

The experience from thousands
of cases handled & won

We have handled nearly every type of accusation, from misdemeanor marijuana charges to capital murder and everything in between, including; Sexual Assault of a Minor, Sexual Assault, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Intoxication Manslaughter, DWI, Possession of Controlled Substance and many more.

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within hours

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A record of winning
results for clients

A record of winning
results for clients

We have a 99% client satisfaction rate. Our record of winning is unquestionable and undeniable.