Theft is considered a crime of moral turpitude. A conviction for a crime of moral turpitude will have life- long ramifications. If convicted of a crime of moral turpitude, such as theft, there will be many jobs and careers that will no longer be possible. Also, a conviction for theft will leave you open for attack as a liar and thief for the rest of your life. An example would be if you are ever involved in a lawsuit, such as a divorce, the opposing side can attack your truthfulness based on an old theft conviction.
With the lifelong ramifications of a theft conviction it is important that your Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer has experience fighting the theft allegation. We will collect all the evidence and investigate all the facts surrounding the allegations. It is important to determine if the case can be won through a trial or a motion to suppress. If a trial or motion to suppress will not be successful we need to formulate an argument that will persuade the prosecution to dismiss the case or offer an agreement that will allow the accused to maintain a clean record.
We have gotten some theft cases resolved by not guilty verdicts some cases were dismissed after a motion to suppress and some have been resolved in a manner that will allow the case to be expunged or sealed. It is important that the case is resolved so that it can be sealed or expunged.
In a notable case our client was arrested for a theft from a large department store chain. We filed and had court hearings on the unreasonable nature of our client’s detention and arrest. The case against our client was dismissed after the hearing. We then filed a lawsuit against the corporation (store) for the illegal arrest of our client. The case was settled for a confidential amount.
Do not delay. Give us a call to discuss your theft case with our experienced San Antonio criminal defense lawyers.