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Property Crime Defense Attorneys in Austin, Texas

Hays County Theft and Burglary Defense Lawyers

Travis County Criminal Lawyers for Clients Charged With Theft, Shoplifting, Burglary, and Criminal Trespass

Title 7 of the Texas Penal Code expressly addresses a category of criminal behavior known as "Offenses Against Property." All property crimes are similar in that they involve the theft of, damage to, or intrusion on the property of another person or entity. Common property crimes include offenses such as shoplifting, theft, burglary, trespassing, robbery, arson, and vandalism, to name just a few. The charges and penalties associated with property crimes generally depend on the individual circumstances of a given situation, but there is no such thing as a minor criminal offense. A single conviction could lead to serious consequences, some of which could follow you for the rest of your life.

If you have been charged with any type of property crime, the knowledgeable team at Morales Law Office, Attorneys at Law, PLLC. is here to help. Our attorneys have been serving Travis County and the surrounding areas for more than 25 years, and together, we have over 50 years of criminal law experience. We are equipped to handle all kinds of property crimes, from the lowest misdemeanors to the most serious felonies and everything in between. No matter what the charges against you may be, we will help you build a case designed to get you the best outcome possible.

Midland County Law Firm for Property Crime Defense

Many people—especially young people—seem to believe that property crimes are not all that serious. In reality, however, nothing could be further from the truth. Under Texas law, nearly any property crime, including "simple" shoplifting, could result in a conviction that possibly leads to jail time. It is important to understand that Texas law allows for the prosecution of most property crimes as either misdemeanors or felonies, depending on the specifics of the case.

At Morales Law Office, Attorneys at Law, PLLC., our skilled attorneys will work closely with you in defending against charges related to:

  • Theft, including shoplifting and other forms of retail theft, as well as theft of services and unauthorized use of a vehicle
  • Possession or receipt of stolen property
  • Burglary, including burglary of vehicles and criminal trespass
  • Robbery, including armed robbery and aggravated robbery
  • Arson
  • Criminal mischief
  • Reckless damage or destruction (vandalism)

Regardless of the charges you are facing, you can depend on our firm to provide the guidance you need and the aggressive representation you deserve.

Possible Consequences of Conviction

There are many factors that will influence the nature and severity of the charges against you when you have been accused of a property crime. For example, theft charges are generally dependent on the value of the property that was allegedly stolen, while burglary charges may vary based on the alleged reason for gaining unlawful access to another's property. In general, however, a conviction on property crime charges could result in penalties that include jail time, substantial fines, probation, ordered payment of restitution, and the loss of your professional license. You could also be left with a permanent criminal record that might make it more difficult for you to find a good job or an affordable place to live.

With this in mind, our team is ready and willing to help you. Our lawyers will work closely with you in reviewing the circumstances of your arrest and the alleged offense. We will also assist you in understanding your available options, some of which may allow you to avoid a conviction despite the existence of strong evidence against you. If you have been falsely accused, our team is prepared to fight to protect your future, even if it means taking your case all the way to trial. Our top priority is getting you the best possible outcome for your unique situation.

Schedule a Free Consultation Today

For more information about defending against property crime allegations in Central Texas, contact our office. Call 512-474-2222 or 432-570-1499 to schedule a free consultation at Morales Law Office, Attorneys at Law, PLLC. today. As part of our commitment to you, our phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our firm serves clients in Austin, Georgetown, Midland, Odessa, Midland County, Williamson County, Ector County, Hays County, Travis County, and the surrounding areas. Hablamos Español.

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