Houston Grand Theft Defense Lawyer
Hire a Former Prosecutor to Fight Your Theft Charges
At The Law Office of Jason Luong, PLLC, we stand up for clients facing
grand theft, grand larceny, or any other type of
theft crime charges. Our team is committed to seeing you reach the best possible outcome,
so let us utilize all of our skills and resources to protect your rights.
Attorney Jason Luong is a former prosecutor, which gives him an inside
edge as to how your prosecution will create their case and allows him
to effectively counter it.
Don’t leave your future up to chance. Call The Law Office of Jason
Luong, PLLC today at (713) 489-2009 for your
free case evaluation.
Penalties for Misdemeanor & Felony Charges
Theft crimes in Texas are classified based on the value of the property
that was stolen. When the value of the property exceeds $500, the charges
reach a new classification, known as grand theft. A grand theft conviction
is automatically more severe, and carries heavier jail sentences and larger fines.
You could be facing grand theft charges for allegedly taking:
- A car, truck, or motorcycle
- Cellphones or other gadgets
- Musical instruments
Being found guilty of grand theft can have serious repercussions that will
impact your life for many years going forward. For misdemeanor grand theft
(items between $500 and $1,500), you could face up to a year in jail and
a maximum fine of $4,000. On the other hand, there are three different
degrees of felony grand theft, such as grand larceny, which could result
in a maximum prison sentence between 10 and 99 years, and a fine of up
In the state of Texas, grand larceny is referred to as “state jail
felony theft.” If the value of the item, property, or services allegedly
stolen totals more than $1,500, but less than $20,000, the crime will
be classified as grand larceny, or state jail felony theft. Penalties
for a conviction of this nature can be serious, including major prison
time and thousands of dollars in fines. The penalties you face will ultimately
depend on the value of the property stolen.
Possible Defenses to Grand Theft Charges
If you’ve been accused of grand theft, you need an attorney who will
fight aggressively to beat your charges. After all, you’re up against
serious penalties that could land you in prison for up to 99 years. The
defense strategy employed on your behalf will depend on details specific
to your case.
Possible defenses to grand theft include, but are not limited to:
- Lack of intent
- Mistake of fact
In some cases, age can also factor into the defense strategy used. Minors
who are charged with grand larceny may be subject to different sentencing.
Fight Your Charges. We Can Help. Call (713) 489-2009.
The decisions you make immediately following an arrest could make or break
your case. This is a crucial period of time, and you MUST hire a defense
attorney to represent you in the days, weeks, and months moving forward.
When you work with The Law Office of Jason Luong, PLLC, your case will
be handled by a proven Houston theft crime lawyer who has handled thousands
of criminal cases throughout the state over the last decade.
Don’t wait! If you’re facing grand theft charges,
contact The Law Office of Jason Luong, PLLC today for a FREE initial consultation.