According to Texas law, theft or larceny has been committed if someone has taken property with the intent to deprive the rightful owner of the property. Theft is not only the direct taking of another person’s property; it is also taking property that the defendant already knows to be stolen by someone else. For example, Smith steals copper and takes it to Wall to sell. If Wall buys it knowing Smith stole it, Wall is also committing a crime. According to Texas state law, it could also be considered theft if a person fails to try to prove that the item being sold or given to them has not been stolen.
Houston attorney Matt Alford defends shoplifting and other theft crimes in the Greater Houston Area. Possible defenses include mistaken identity, lack of intent and dozens more. Alford has many years of successfully defending theft, larceny and shoplifting cases and will work hard to make sure these charges do not interfere with the rest of your life.
DID YOU KNOW: Most employers perform background checks on potential employees? A theft charge on your record can keep you from obtaining gainful employment in the future.
If you or someone you know has been accused of a theft crime, call Matt Alford Law immediately so we can tailor a theft or larceny defense to your specifically for you. Call 713-224-6666 today.