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Citations / Arrest / Release for Theft

Citations / Arrest / Release for Theft When someone gets accused of theft, they are arrested or issued a ticket, sometimes both. Texas Penal Code 31.03 says that a person commits theft when they unlawfully take the property of another with the intent to deprive the owner of that property. That person must also have…
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New Criminal Laws in Texas in 2015

New Criminal Laws in Texas in 2015 As of Sept 1 2015, the State Legislature in Austin, TX, changed the penalties for several of the most common criminal offenses prosecuted in Texas. Many of these new law changes impacted the threshold levels that determine the classification of the offense and the penalties associated with that…
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Austin Theft Crime Defense Attorney

  Theft Attorney in Austin Dedicated to Your Defense Theft may seem like a rather minor crime when compared to violent or sex crimes, but the consequences of a theft conviction are serious and can haunt you for the rest of your life. In addition to fines, civil penalties and the possibility of jail time, theft…
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What is Criminal Mischief in Texas?

Criminal Mischief in Texas Criminal Mischief in Texas is defined under Texas Penal Code Section 28.03. Criminal mischief is usually considered a misdemeanor and basically results when someone knowingly or intentionally damages or destroys another person’s property without the property owner’s consent. What Is the Law in Texas Regarding Criminal Mischief? § 28.03. CRIMINAL MISCHIEF….
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