Grand Theft

While theft is a crime regardless of what an individual steals, some pieces of property may yield a guilty individual a heftier sentence than others. In Texas, grand theft refers to the theft of property with a value in excess of $500.

There are varying degrees of grand theft, with each level depending on the value of the stolen goods. If you or someone you love was recently charged with theft, regardless of whether it was petty or grand, contact Austin criminal defense lawyer Ian Inglis at (512) 472-1950.

Levels of Grand Theft

Grand theft in Texas is broken in two categories: misdemeanor grand theft and felony grand theft. For grand theft to be a misdemeanor, the value of the stolen good must be between $500 and $1500. When the total value of the stolen goods is below this amount, it is petty theft. When it exceeds this range, the crime is a felony.

Felony grand theft has three levels:

  • 3rd degree - for stolen goods valued between $1500 and $100,000
  • 2nd degree - for stolen goods valued between $100,000 and $200,000
  • 1st degree - for stolen goods valued in excess of $200,000

Regardless of the value of the stolen good, theft is a serious criminal charge, and individuals accused of it need experienced legal representation during their trials.

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Austin criminal defense attorney Ian Inglis may be able to help you if you have been charged with theft. Contact his office today at (512) 472-1950 to learn more.


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