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Know Your Rights in a Shoplifting or Robbery Charge
Theft represents a wide range of criminal offenses — including shoplifting, burglary, embezzlement and robbery. The charge and the penalties are related to the amount stolen as well as the method of the alleged theft.
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If you have been arrested on a theft charge, before you talk to anyone else, talk to a League City theft defense lawyer from the Tylka Law Firm. Call us now. We can help.
Remember, you do not have to explain what happened to the police or anyone else. Whatever you say can be used as evidence against you.
A Galveston Criminal Defense Attorney Can Explain Your Rights and Defend You
The amount allegedly stolen determines whether a theft is charged as a felony or a misdemeanor. How the theft was accomplished will also determine the seriousness of the charges.
Shoplifting is a theft against a store and is accomplished without force. A robbery, however, is a crime against a person and often involves a weapon or physical force. Embezzlement is theft from an employer and does not involve force. Burglary is a theft that takes place when the victim is not present.
What is the defense? The prosecution must prove how you came into possession of the property. In some cases, especially shoplifting, you may simply have forgotten to pay. Theft cases can also have potential civil damages — the victim decides to sue for the value of stolen property. Whatever the charges or the potential consequences, you need a League City theft defense attorney who knows the law and will defend you.
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Tylka Law Firm provides free initial consultations for those accused of theft. Contact us online or by phone to talk to a theft defense attorney.