Theft, Burglary & Robbery: Houston Criminal Defense Attorney
Being convicted of whatever form of theft, burglary, or robbery will have a detrimental impact on your future. Employers, property management firms, and banks may look at your criminal record when considering your application for a job, home or apartment, and loan. It is imperative that you call a Houston criminal defense attorney the second you are accused of any of these crimes.
Theft, Burglary, and Robbery Charges
Theft encompasses a variety of aspects. A person may be charged with theft for unlawfully appropriating the property of another with the intent to deprive the owner of the property. This may include theft of physical property, trade secrets, checks, or unauthorized use of a vehicle. Crimes of theft are classified as either a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the value of the property in question.
Burglary requires the actor to enter or remain concealed in a habitation or building, closed to the public, or break and enter into a vehicle without the owner’s consent. In addition, the actor must have the intent to commit, or actually commit, a felony, theft, or an assault. Burglary of a vehicle only requires the actor to have the intent to commit a felony or theft. Burglary of a habitation or building is a felony, whereas burglary of a vehicle may be a misdemeanor or felony.
Robbery is theft. But during a robbery, the actor also has the intent to obtain or maintain control of the property and he intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury or intentionally or knowingly threatens imminent bodily injury or death. Robbery is a felony of the second degree. However, robbery may constitute a felony of the first degree depending on the harm caused, whether a deadly weapon was used, or the age or disability of the alleged victim.
A Houston Theft and Burglary Attorney that is Right for You
When selecting a defense attorney, it is essential to look for someone who can look at your case both realistically and pragmatically. Ashley J. Scott, Houston criminal defense attorney, can defend you against charges such as:
- Criminal Trespass;
- Robbery; and
- Aggravated Robbery.
At the Law Office of Ashley J. Scott, we take a comprehensive approach to theft, robbery, and burglary charges. Please contact Houston criminal defense attorney Ashley J. Scott at 713-255-2097 to schedule a consultation about your theft, burglary, or robbery charges.