If you're caught shoplifting, not only can it be a humiliating experience, but the conviction can also lead to future consequences if you ever have to find a job, get a loan, rent an apartment, or even apply to college. I have helped to defend a number of clients against charges related to:
- Robbery or Burglary
- White Collar Crimes
- Car Theft
Shoplifting & Theft: Crimes of Moral Turpitude
In Texas, theft & shoplifting are considered to be "crimes of moral turpitude" — in relation to dishonesty. Consequences of these crimes may surprise you since the nature of the theft can vary so widely. The severity of penalties following a theft conviction can range from minor misdemeanors (Class C) to major felonies, depending on the value of the stolen items or any damage that took place during the event.