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What is federal theft?

In Texas, it's possible for residents accused of certain theft crimes to face federal theft charges. But just what criminal acts fall under this umbrella? If you've been charged with federal theft, what does it mean for you?

Cyber crimes and changing texas laws

Cyber crimes pose more of a threat today than they ever have before; with advanced technology and widespread access to the Internet, millions are capable of a computer-related crime. Texas law handles these cases seriously, as they encompass identity theft, drug trafficking and other serious crimes -- not to mention the fact that computer crimes can damage reputations and risk the safety of victims.

Bill in Senate to change bail system

Across the state of Texas, there are many families who have had to scrape together enough money to get a relative out on bail. This is often difficult, and some families are unable to afford the amount set by the court, leaving their family member to stay in jail until their trial or a time when they can get the money. Two Senators are trying to change this system.

Can you choose to keep something you find in the street?

You are likely familiar with the term “finders, keepers.” If you happen across a piece of personal property in Houston that appears to have been forgotten or abandoned, your first impulse may be to attempt to find the owner. Yet what if you cannot? Does whatever you have found then become yours? If you keep it, can the original property owner later find you and accuse you of theft?

Punishments for theft felonies and misdemeanors

If you are being charged with a crime of theft in Texas, you may be confused by the terms that law enforcement officers and court officials use. Many people are not aware that there can be both misdemeanors and felonies when it comes to theft. We at R. Todd Bennett not only fight for your rights, but also work to help you understand what these different categories mean.

What are the different types of identity theft?

As technology becomes more and more prevalent in people’s lives, crimes like identity theft have been on the rise in recent years. Identity theft is taken very seriously in Houston, and can sometimes lead to lengthy jail terms, exorbitant fines and other penalties. Additionally, there are many different types of identity theft, as illustrated by the items below.

Theft charges in Texas

In the state of Texas, theft covers a broad spectrum of offenses. On a large scale, it includes the acquisition of another's property without that person's consent. However, the charge you may receive varies greatly depending on your specific offense. Here at R. Todd Bennett, P.C., we understand the intricacies of the state's thievery laws, and we want to help you receive a fair trial and avoid unnecessary consequences.

What is identity theft?

As technology becomes more and more advanced, people in Texas and all over the United States face an increasing risk of identity theft. While the practice may be well-known, many people lack a solid understanding of what identity theft entails, as well as the possible legal penalties.

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