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How Is Theft Defined in Texas?

In Texas, theft is when the defendant unlawfully appropriates property with intent to deprive the owner of the possession and control of the property.

What Is “Unlawful Appropriation?” 

Unlawful appropriation is the transfer of title or non-possessory interest in property from the owner. Appropriation of property is considered unlawful when: 

When Can I Be Charged with Theft in Texas? 

Texas included the following offenses into their state statute for theft: 

Is Consent a Defense to Theft in Texas?

Yes. Informed consent legally authorizes the defendant to act for the property owner. In Texas, consent is not a defense when it is not informed, like when it is: 

Can a Theft Victim Sue Me in Civil Court for Criminal Theft?

Yes. Under the Texas Theft Liability Act, a theft victim may sue to recover damages, including actual damages, caused by theft. A successful victim can receive up to $1,000 in damages, as well paid attorney’s fees.

Should I Contract a Lawyer about My Case?

Yes. Contact a criminal lawyer for help to fight your criminal theft charge.

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Last Modified: 09-06-2016 04:52 PM PDT

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