Houston Auto Theft Defense Lawyers
Houston Criminal Defense Attorneys Fighting for Your Rights, Freedom and Future
Harris County Auto Theft Attorney James Sullivan represents people charged with all types of misdemeanor and felony offenses. If you are charged with any felony crime in the State of Texas, then you need an experienced Harris County criminal lawyer because all felony offenses are serious.
How Is Auto Theft Charged in Texas?
From a legal standpoint, there is no charge for “Auto Theft” or “Grand Theft Auto” because all theft crimes are charged as either misdemeanors or felonies based on the value of the item or items stolen. Since most cars or trucks are worth at least $1,500, it is most likely that you would be charged for a felony offense for stealing a car or other motor vehicle. However, even being charged with stealing an old clunker worth less than $1,500 is a serious misdemeanor crime because any theft conviction of your record can result in the loss of a job or not being able to work in certain professions which require a professional license.
Contact Houston Criminal Defense Attorney James Sullivan at (281) 546-6428 for a free confidential consultation.
Is Auto Theft Charged as a Misdemeanor or a Felony?
If the value of the motor vehicle stolen is worth $1,500 or more, you will be charged with a felony offense and will face time in jail, state jail or prison if you are convicted. Depending on the value of the motor vehicle stolen, you will be charged with either a misdemeanor or felony offense:
- The value is $50 or more but less than $500 (class B misdemeanor)
- The value is $500 or more but less than $1,500 (class A misdemeanor)
- The value is $1,500 or more but less than $20,000 (State Jail Felony)
- The value is $20,000 or more but less than $100,000 (3rd Degree Felony)
- The loss is $100,000 or more but less than $200,000 (2nd Degree Felony)
- The loss is $200,000 or more (1st Degree Felony)
If you or a family member has been charged in Harris County with a misdemeanor or felony theft crime, you can call the law office of James Sullivan and Associates right now at (281) 546-6428.
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James Sullivan & Associates | Houston Texas Auto Theft Attorney
Contact James Sullivan and Associates for a free consultation at (281) 546-6428 about your allegations of auto theft in the areas of Harris County (Houston), Fort Bend County (Richmond), or Waller County (Hempstead).
James Sullivan is an experienced Houston criminal trial lawyer who gets results and will work hard to get you the best result for your particular situation.
Our Houston criminal lawyers defend clients charged with crimes in district courts and county criminal courts, including domestic violence (assault of a family member), drug possession or drug delivery, violent crimes, and juvenile delinquency.