Theft Charges

Theft charges are often the result of people facing difficult financial situations in life.  Severe desperation can alter judgment and cause people to commit acts they know to be against the law.  

When a person is charged with theft, Texas Law defines it to mean that the individual is suspected of the unlawful taking of property that belongs to another person with the intent to permanently deprive the rightful owner of that property.  Theft crimes can include shoplifting, writing bad checks or hot checks, identity theft, larceny, embezzlement, using false pretenses to obtain property, receiving stolen property, etc.  The exact charge will usually depend upon the circumstances that surround the facts of the case.

A conviction of a theft charge can involve severe penalties, not the least of which is how it can and will affect future employment. There are many defenses available to a person who has been charged with a theft crime.  If you have been charged with theft-related crime, you need to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately.  By contacting an attorney as quickly as possible, you increase your chances of mounting a successful defense.  

In Texas, theft crimes be classified as a range of offenses, from a class C misdemeanor to more serious felonies.  The classification depends upon the value of what was taken, whether force was used, and whether someone's home was entered.  Even a minor theft conviction can have a devastating impact on your future and your life.  Do not make the mistake of thinking that a misdemeanor theft charge is something to take lightly.  Future job employment can be adversely affected because many employers will not hire an employee that has been convicted of a crime of "moral turpitude."  Specifically this means they are crimes that reflect on one's character.  Because theft charges are classified as a crimes of "moral turpitude", the effects can literally last a lifetime.

If you have been accused of any theft-related charge or are under investigation for a theft crime and have not yet been arrested, call The Law Offices of Carl David Ceder, PLLC, at 214.702.CARL (2275).  Carl will work to ensure that you or your loved ones future, freedom, and record are vigorously defended.  


Carl David Ceder is an experienced Dallas Criminal Defense Theft Attorney who practices all over the Dallas Metroplex, including all of Dallas, Tarrant County, Collin County, Denton County, Rockwall County, Kaufman County, and all adjoining counties:

  • Dallas Criminal Defense Theft Attorney - Dallas, University Park, University Park, Grapevine, Garland, DeSoto, Irving, Carrollton, Addison, Duncanville, Richardson, Cedar Hill, Cockrell Hill, Coppell, Grand Prairie, Lancaster, Lewisville, Mesquite, Seagoville, Wilmer, Wylie
  • Tarrant County Criminal Defense Theft Attorney - Fort Worth, Southlake, Keller, Arlington, Bedford, Burleson, Colleyville, Crowley, Euless, Everman, Grapevine, Flower Mound, Grand Prairie, Hurst, Lakeside, Mansfield, North Richland Hills, Westlake, Saginaw, River Oaks
  • Collin County Criminal Defense Theft Attorney - McKinney, Plano, Garland, Allen, Dallas, Carrollton, Richardson, Fairview, St. Paul, Weston, Lucas, Melissa, Nevada, Westminster, Frisco, Celina, Murphy, New Hope, Prosper, Wylie
  • Rockwall County Criminal Defense Theft Attorney - Rockwall, Dallas, Fate, Heath, Mobile City, McLendon-Chisholm, Rowlett, Royse City, Wylie, Munson, Blackland
  • Denton County Criminal Defense Theft Attorney - Dallas, Denton, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Southlake, Hebron, Argyle, Justin, Lake Dallas, Plano, Bartonville, Coppell, Northlake, Carollton, Corinth, Hebron, Highland Village, Justin, Lakewood Village, Lewisville, Northlake, Prosper, The Colony, Westlake