Shoplifting

Fort Bend Shoplifting Attorney

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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.

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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.

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