Video: What Should I Do if I Am Accused of Theft?

Video: What Should I Do if I Am Accused of Theft?

Have you been accused of theft? In this video, Criminal Defense attorney Benson Varghese discusses theft charges in Texas.

Video Transcript:

There are generally two very broad types of theft that come into our office regularly. The first type of theft offense is when a person is accused of taking an item. For example, shoplifting. The second broad category of theft is when a person is accused to taking money or diverting money over a long period of time. That second category of theft generally falls into a felony punishment range and is generally handled by the Economic Crimes Unit of a prosecuting office.

In either situation, what we’re trying to accomplish is more than keeping a person out of jail or out of prison because, in Texas, a theft is considered a crime of moral turpitude, and a conviction for that, even if you were kept out of jail, would mean a person could use that against you in many ways whether that’s getting housing or cross-examining you on the stand if you’re ever a witness. Our goal is to negotiate an outcome or show weaknesses in the State’s case to such a degree that a person not only avoids jail time or prison time but also avoids a conviction on their record.

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Video: What Should I Do if I Am Accused of Theft?

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