Shoplifting in Texas
Shoplifting is a theft offense in Texas. The amount in controversy determines the severity of the offense and, therefore, the range of punishment. According to business website Checkpoint in a 2014 study, shoplifting, including employee theft, costs U.S. businesses approximately $42 billion per year. That turns out to be an annual average of about $403 per household. The most frequently stolen items include clothing, mobile phone accessories, power tools, wine, and make-up products.
To assure that your rights are protected to the fullest extent of the law, you will need the experience of a criminal law attorney who has been previously involved in such cases. Our firm has served the Dallas area for over 40 years, and attorney Jerry W. Melton is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. We have the resources to answer all of your questions concerning theft or shoplifting and the qualifications to present a strong case for you. Please fill out our form online or call 972-980-8000 today and schedule your free consultation.