Fort Bend Shoplifting Attorney
Put an Experienced Lawyer on Your Side
If you’ve been charged with shoplifting in Fort Bend, Texas, you
need a dedicated legal advocate who can stand up for your rights and protect
your freedom. When you bring your case to the Law Office of John L. Venza
Jr., you can trust in my aggressive, relentless, and hard-hitting approach
to criminal defense. As a former prosecuting attorney, I can anticipate
the strengths and weaknesses of the case against you and build an effective
strategy to obtain successful results.
To learn how I can defend you, request your
free consultation today.
Penalties for Shoplifting
In Texas, shoplifting is charged as a
theft crime and includes taking merchandise from retailers without paying, paying
with bad checks, and tampering with price tags. The sentencing for theft
crimes is broken down according to the value of the property: the higher
the value, the harsher the penalties. At the Law Office of John L. Venza
Jr., I take every theft crime seriously and will fight to ensure the best
possible outcome of your case.
Penalties for shoplifting in Texas include:
- Stealing property with a value of less than $1,500 is considered a misdemeanor
and punishable by fines ranging from $500-$4,000 and jail time of up to one year
- Stealing property with a value between $1,500 and $20,000 is considered
a state jail felony, punishable by between 180 days and 2 years of jail
time and fines up to $10,000
- Stealing property valued above $20,000 is considered a felony punishable
by jail time of 2-99 years as well as fines up to $10,000
Aggressive Criminal Defense Counsel
When you come to the Law Office of John L. Venza Jr., you will find an
attorney who is dedicated to vindicating the accused and providing determined
legal advocacy. My role is to conduct thorough investigations and interviews
to analyze and discover evidence, to expose weaknesses in the prosecution’s
case, and to maximize the chances of case dismissal. With a proven
track record of success, you can trust that I will relentlessly fight for you.
Give my firm a call to get started today.