Plano, Texas Property Crimes Attorney
Lawyer in Collin County Representing Clients Charged with Theft, Burglary and Receiving Stolen Property
The term "property crimes" is used to describe a category of criminal offenses relating to the theft or destruction of someone else's property. Property crimes can include theft, shoplifting, vandalism, robbery, burglary, and arson. The criminal penalties for most property crimes depend on the specific circumstances of the case. Factors that affect the severity of property crime penalties include the value of the property stolen or destroyed, the use of weapons, and whether or not actual or potential bodily injury occurred.
The Crowder Law Firm P.C. represents clients accused of property crimes ranging from misdemeanor offenses to felony offenses. We can help you build a strong defense against the charges filed against you.
Texas Legal Professionals Fighting For Your Rights
While many property crimes are considered relatively minor, being convicted of a property crime can still result in jail time. Most property crimes in Texas can be prosecuted as misdemeanors or felonies depending on the circumstances of the alleged crime.
Some of the most common property crimes in Texas include:
- Theft/shoplifting: Unlawful taking of another person's property or retail merchandise;
- Burglary: Illegally entering a residential or commercial structure for the purpose of committing a crime;
- Receiving Stolen Property: Knowingly buying, selling, or holding stolen property;
- Arson: Purposely setting a fire in order to burn down a structure;
- Criminal Mischief/Vandalism: Destroying or defacing someone else's property; and
- Criminal Trespassing: Illegally entering someone else's property.
Consequences of a Property Crime Conviction
If you are convicted of a property crime in Texas, you could face penalties including but not limited to:
- A permanent criminal record;
- Substantial fines;
- Restitution to victims;
- Loss of professional licenses;
- Problems finding employment; and
- Difficulty renting a house or apartment.
Speak With a Criminal Defense Lawyer for Help
When you have been accused of a property crime in Texas, you face the possibility of spending significant time in jail, along with a host of other possible consequences. Fortunately, you do not have to fight criminal charges alone.
Attorney Darlina Crowder has over 20 years of experience successfully managing criminal cases from misdemeanor vandalism to felony armed robbery. She has secured over 300 not-guilty verdicts and acquittals during her time as a criminal defense lawyer in Plano . She and the team at The Crowder Law Firm P.C. are prepared to stand up for your rights and help you fight the criminal charges you are facing. In many cases, we are able to get your charges reduced to a lesser crime. For example, if you have been charged with burglary, but did not intend to commit a crime on the property, we may be able to have these charges reduced to criminal trespassing. In other situations, we might be able to get all of the charges against you dismissed completely.
Let Us Help
If you have been arrested for theft, burglary, or another property crime, call The Crowder Law Firm P.C. We can help you understand your legal options and work with you to build a formidable defense. Contact us today to schedule a confidential, cost-free initial consultation. Call us at 214-303-9600. We serve clients in Plano, McKinney, Garland, Fort Worth, Dallas, Denton, Frisco, Collin County, Dallas County, Tarrant County, Denton County, Grayson County, and the surrounding areas. Se habla Español.