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Texas Grand Larceny Laws & Penalties

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Theft is a term in the Texas legal code that encompasses a wide variety of crimes.

The exact type of theft is often determined by any aggravating factors:

  • The item that is taken
  • The item’s value
  • The nature by which it was taken

What is Larceny?

Larceny is about as simple as theft comes, consisting of taking an item with the intent to deprive its owner of possession of it. Adding the “grand” modifier to the crime usually entails a high-value item and adds to the penalties incurred.

What is Grand Larceny?

Grand larceny is physical theft of an item valued over $500. This can include everything from jewelry to cars to electronic devices and more. This does not inherently mean that grand larceny is charged as a felony, but it could be if the value of the item stolen exceeds $1,500.

As such, the penalties for grand larceny can vary widely, based on the circumstances of the charges.

If you are facing theft charges, including grand larceny, contact the skilled Fort Worth criminal defense attorneys at Jerry Loftin & Associates at (817) 429-2000 today.

Hard-Hitting Defense for Theft Crimes in Texas

When facing theft crimes, it is important to retain an attorney who will review all of the evidence in your case to help you orchestrate a compelling, effective defense. Without a high-quality defense on your side, you could be subject to the maximum penalties.

Consequences of Grand Larceny

Grand larceny faces numerous consequences in the state of Texas, including:

  • Prison sentences (up to 99 years in serious cases)
  • Fines (up to $10,000)
  • Victim restitution (for the value of the item stolen)
  • Permanent criminal record

Additionally, if the victim of a theft crime is an elderly person, public servant, medical provider, or non-profit organization, the crime is automatically charged one class higher, including a possible upgrade to a state jail felony. A felony charge can result in the loss of your right to vote and have a greater impact on your life going forward.

The proven defense lawyers at Jerry Loftin & Associates have helped numerous clients through their difficult legal battles, including many theft charges of varying degrees of severity. If you find yourself facing accusations of grand larceny, our experienced legal team can help you create a well-orchestrated legal defense that will ensure that your voice is heard before the law.

Contact Jerry Loftin & Associates online today to get a free initial consultation and get the legal help you need on your side.

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