Conviction of a theft crime can have significant repercussions on your life. For example, simply pushing a store clerk or a security guard out of the way while fleeing from a shoplifting may allow the State to file the charge as a robbery, increasing the charge from a Class B Misdemeanor to a Second-Degree Felony assault.
Further, theft crimes are those classified as involving “moral turpitude” and the most important aspect of these type of cases is minimizing the long-term consequences of the charge. What this means, is that a conviction for a crime involving moral turpitude may haunt you for the rest of your life, making it more difficult to obtain employment or to take any action(s) that require a background check. Dax knows this and will work to see that your case is disposed of in a way that will not follow you by seeking a dismissal, deferred prosecution or adjudication, and advising you to obtain an Order of Non-Disclosure or Expungement, whenever eligible.
Having a lawyer to help you navigate through the process associated with your alleged theft crime can make an essential difference in the outcome of your case. Contact Dax Garvin at 512-482-0900, anytime for a FREE initial consultation.
Theft Crimes Defense
Below are examples of theft-related crimes that Dax handles:
- Bank robbery
- Shoplifting/Theft by Check
- Identity theft
- Internet crimes
Paying Restitution Helps
In cases of robbery and other theft crimes, matters come down to money. If money or property has been stolen and there is no question of guilt, the quickest way to resolve matters is to simply return the stolen money or products. Working with the prosecution early on and negotiating for restitution will likely affect the outcome of the case.