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
  • Jewelry
  • Appliances
  • Computers
  • 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 to $10,000.

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
  • Duress
  • 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.

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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.

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