In the State of Texas, theft crimes are very unforgiving. In the old days, people were hung for stealing horses. Killed for stealing. While things have changed slightly since then, the repercussions of a theft case can last a lifetime.
What starts out as a minor shoplifting case can turn into a conviction for theft and the rest of your life will be marred by that classification of “untrustworthy.”
Theft cases are especially devastating as most people at some point in their life have been a victim to theft. As such, they are very wary of hiring, associating, or hanging out with people who are convicted of theft. The saying, “once a thief, always a thief” is a popular belief still held by many.
The only way to steer clear of this negative connotation is to ensure that you do not get convicted for theft. In order to do that, you must hire a qualified theft defense attorney today.