There are a wide range of theft and forgery offenses included in the Texas Penal Code. The punishment for these crimes depends mainly on the value of the items the individual is accused of taking or the manner in which the theft of fraud is committed. For example, if you forge a check for a purchase $10 worth of goods, it is a State Jail Felony, while if you shoplifted the same $10 worth of goods it would be a Class C Misdemeanor.
Some of the most common theft and fraud offenses include employee thefts, shoplifting, hot checks, forgery, and credit card abuse. A conviction for a crime of dishonesty can make it very difficult to find employment.
Edward has a great deal of experience investigating and litigating theft and fraud cases. Edward began his career with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office working in a Fraud division and prior to law school Edward worked for a major retailer investigating employee thefts. If you are being accused of a Theft or Fraud contact Edward, an experienced criminal defense attorney, for advice 361-489-3414.