A 20-year-old Pearland woman and her 21-year-old Lake Jackson boyfriend were taken into custody and charged with third degree felony theft after a stolen Rolex watch valued at $13,000 was located at a Houston pawnshop. The person who owned the watch has accused a family member of taking it on Dec. 13.
This felony charge is for thefts in the range of $10,000 to $100,000. Bond was set for each defendant at $20,000, and the case was expected to be reviewed by a Brazoria County grand jury.
Sometimes an alleged theft may not be what it appears to be. There may be facts to the situation that are being overlooked, and a more detailed investigation and review is needed to determine the whole truth.
When a person has been arrested and faces theft charges, he or she may not have a thorough understanding of what that means in Texas. An attorney may be a resource for the defendant to turn to in order to learn more about the charges, possible defense positions and likely long-term consequences of the charges.
A criminal defense attorney may be able to help the defendant understand the effect of the charges on his or her record. An attorney may also interview witnesses to determine more accurately the events that led up to the charges. The attorney may be familiar with the actions of the prosecution and be in a position to anticipate the authorities’ actions and know how to respond in the best interest of the defendant. Whether a plea bargain is a viable option for the defendant may also be discussed with the criminal defense attorney.
Source: The Journal Pearland, “Pearland Police arrest alleged Rolex watch thieves“, Kristi Nix, December 23, 2013