Texas Theft Lawyer
There are multiple risks for you when you are charged with a property crime. Not only are fines and jail time a possibility, but a criminal record poses more problems. Your record can be viewed by potential employers, landlords and college admissions counselors. Your record also enhances penalties you will face should you get in trouble again in the future.
That is why it is so important, not only to have legal representation, but to retain an experienced criminal defense lawyer you can trust, one you know is behind you all the way. Williamson County is widely known for aggressive law enforcement and prosecution. Contact a Cedar Park theft defense lawyer at 512-795-4165.
The Texas Penal Code defines theft, robbery, burglary, and forgery. When you are charged with a crime, the prosecutor must prove each element of the crime, "beyond a reasonable doubt." Mr. Shanks handles property crimes cases such as:
- Burglary of a Building
- Burglary of a Habitation
- Burglary of a Motor Vehicle
- Theft of Firearm
- Theft by Check
- Receiving Stolen Checks
- Receiving Stolen Property
- Credit-card Abuse
- Money Laundering
Depending on the seriousness of the crime you could face felony theft charges or a misdemeanor.
Mr. Shanks is a former prosecutor and knows how to minimize the charges and potential penalties you face.
If this is a first offense, you may be eligible for a pre-trial diversion program. If you comply with various requirements and have no further charges in six months, the charges may be dismissed and expunged from your record.
Contact a Texas robbery attorney at the Law Office of C. Matthew Shanks at 512-795-4165.
Open Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm, and on Fridays from 9 am to noon, his office also offers evening appointments and jail visits for your convenience.