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Parnham and Associates

440 Louisiana St. Suite 200
(The Lyric Centre)
Houston, TX 770021
Phone: 713.224.3967
Fax: 713.224.2815

Parnham & Associates offers multi-lingual staff; we speak English, French and Spanish.

Parnham & Associates

Attorneys at Law

Property Crimes Legal Defense

While a number of crimes may fall into this category, primarily these offenses contain allegations of theft.

 

The ranges of punishment for any theft allegation are based on the amount of loss or intended loss. For instance, shoplifting of less than $50 is a Class C Misdemeanor punishable by fine only. There is then a "Theft Ladder" that ratchets up to felonies as the amount of loss increases.

Use these links for more information on ranges of punishment and the "Theft Ladder".

Often, in these cases, the way the government calculates the amount of loss is a matter of contention. An experienced Criminal Defense attorney is necessary to investigate, evaluate and use the existing Law to mitigate or in some cases, eliminate these numbers.
While theft is the most common offense that falls under this category, there are many others.

At Parnham and McWilliams, we have successfully defended a wide range of people accused of property crimes such as:

• Robbery
• Aggravated Robbery,
• Burglary of a Motor Vehicle,
• Burglary of a Building,
• Burglary of a Habitation,
• Burglary of a Coin Operated Machine,
• Forgery,
• Credit Card Abuse,
• Misapplication of Fiduciary Property
(see White Collar and Fraud section)
• Money Laundering
• Aggregate Theft
• Telecommunications crimes
• Arson,
• Insurance Fraud
• Welfare Fraud
• Medicaid Fraud
• Graffiti

 


Criminal defense strategies applied in these situations need to be created for the particular offense, evidence involved and based upon the defendant's needs. Contact Parnham & Associates today at (713) 224-3967 or click here for our convenient online submission form.
We will work tirelessly to ensure the best possible outcome for your case.

This is for general informational purpose only. This information: • DOES NOT represent a legal advice or opinion, • DOES NOT create an attorney-client relationship, • DOES NOT account for community-supervision eligibility, special punishment issues, mandatory minimum confinement, enhancements, and "Exceptional Sentences" under Chapter 12 Subchapter D of the Texas Penal Code, • DOES NOT apply Corporations & Associations. • DOES NOT represent the unique circumstances of your case.

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The Law Office of Parnham & Associates
440 Louisiana St., Suite 200 (The Lyric Centre), Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 224.3967 | Fax: 713.224.2815

This information is provided for general informational purpose only. This information: • DOES NOT represent a legal advice or opinion, • DOES NOT create an attorney-client relationship, • DOES NOT account for community-supervision eligibility, special punishment issues, mandatory minimum confinement, enhancements, and "Exceptional Sentences" under Chapter 12 Subchapter D of the Texas Penal Code, • DOES NOT apply Corporations & Associations. • DOES NOT represent the unique circumstances of your case.