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Theft Charges

Mimi Coffey DWI Lawyer

When you face a theft charge it can be scary, intimidating, and exhausting. Throughout the process of your case, you will want a caring, knowledgeable, and hard-working team on your side. The Coffey Firm is committed to helping you through this process.

Acquiring a Criminal Defense Lawyer is essential to ensuring that your case is well taken care of. Each of our attorneys work hands-on to ensure that you will feel comfortable and made aware of all of your options. Our confidential evaluations are free, all you need to do is call us!

A theft charge is legally defined as unlawfully appropriating property with the intent to deprive the owner of said property. Theft offenses range from a Class C Misdemeanor to a First Degree Felony. Each level comes with its own set of punishments and requirements.

The Law of Theft:

Theft Law Definitions

Sec. 31.03. THEFT. (a) A person commits an offense if he unlawfully appropriates property with intent to deprive the owner of property.

(b) Appropriation of property is unlawful if:

(1) it is without the owner’s effective consent;

(2) the property is stolen and the actor appropriates the property knowing it was stolen by another; or

(3) property in the custody of any law enforcement agency was explicitly represented by any law enforcement agent to the actor as being stolen and the actor appropriates the property believing it was stolen by another.

These are the different levels of Theft Charges:

Class C Misdemeanor:

  • Less than $100

Class B Misdemeanor:

  • Between $100-$750
  • Less than $100 BUT with a previous conviction.
  • Theft of a driver’s license, CDL, or any personal identification.

Class A Misdemeanor:

  • Between $750-$2,500

State Jail Felony:

  • Between $2,500-$30,000
  • Theft of property of a person (taking someone’s wallet), regardless of value.
  • From a human corpse or grave, regardless of value.
  • Theft of a firearm, regardless of value.
  • Less than $2,500 BUT with two previous convictions.

Third Degree Felony:

  • Theft $30,000-$150,000

Second Degree Felony:

  • Between $150,000-$300,000
  • Theft from an ATM machine.

First Degree Felony:

  • Theft $300,000 or more.

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More about Mimi Coffey

When people look for a Top DWI Attorney or Best DWI Attorney, they look for experience, certification, and respect in the legal community. Mimi Coffey is a nationally-renowned trial attorney, board-certified in DWI by the NCDD. She has been practicing for over 24 years and is an author of multiple DWI Defense textbooks. She is also a national and state-wide lecturer on the law.

The Coffey Firm handles a wide variety of cases, including Unlawful Carrying Weapon (UCW), Assault (including family violence), Theft, and Possession charges.

Mimi is also listed on several “top” directory listings such as DWI Lawyers for Wise County, DWI Lawyer Tarrant CountyDWI attorney Dallas County, DWI attorneys Collin County and DWI attorneys Parker County. Mimi is a caring DWI Lawyer in DFW, She is also involved in the Texas Tech School of Law foundation and enjoys using the skills she has developed to give back to the community.