Texas Grand Larceny Laws & Penalties
Counsel from a Fort Worth Criminal Defense Lawyer
“Theft” is a term in the Texas legal code that encompasses
a wide variety of crimes. The exact type of theft is often determined
by any aggravating factors, the item that is taken, the item’s value,
and the nature by which it was taken. Larceny is about as simple as theft
comes, consisting of taking an item with the intent to deprive its owner
of possession of it. Adding the “grand” modifier to the crime
usually entails a high-value item and adds to the penalties incurred.
“Grand larceny” is physical theft of an item that is valued over $500. This can include
everything from jewelry to cars to electronic devices and anything in
between. This does not inherently mean that grand larceny is charged as
a felony, but it could be if the value of the item stolen exceeds $1,500.
As such, the penalties for grand larceny can vary widely, based on the
circumstances of the charges.
If you are facing theft charges, including grand larceny, call the skilled
Fort Worth criminal defense attorneys at Jerry Loftin & Associates
at (817) 591-7850 today.
Hard-Hitting Defense for Theft Crimes in Texas
When facing theft crimes, it is important to retain an attorney who will
review all of the evidence in your case to help you orchestrate a compelling,
effective defense. Without a high-quality defense on your side, you could
be subject to the maximum penalties.
Grand larceny faces numerous consequences in the state of Texas, including:
- Prison sentences (up to 99 years in serious cases)
- Fines (up to $10,000)
- Victim restitution (for the value of the item stolen)
- Permanent criminal record
Additionally, if the victim of a theft crime is an elderly person, public
servant, medical provider, or non-profit organization, the crime is automatically
charged one class higher, including a possible upgrade to a state jail
felony. A felony charge can result in the loss of your right to vote and
have a greater impact on your life going forward.
The proven defense lawyers at Jerry Loftin & Associates have helped
numerous clients through their difficult legal battles, including many
theft charges of varying degrees of severity. If you find yourself facing
accusations of grand larceny, our experienced legal team can help you
create a well-orchestrated legal defense that will ensure that your voice
is heard before the law.
Contact Jerry Loftin & Associates online today to get a free initial
consultation and get the legal help you need on your side.