This page contains information about what may happen when someone is accused of a theft, burglary, embezzlement or other crime in Travis County and surrounding areas of Texas.

Types of Theft Charges

Austin and Texas laws cover a broad spectrum of misdemeanor and felony theft types:

  • Fraud
  • Forgery
  • Credit card theft
  • Embezzlement
  • Employee theft
  • Criminal trespass
  • Burglary and robbery

Theft Charges can Involve The Police, Investigators, and Jurors

For theft-related charges, the police will seek out the person who has been arrested and attempt to have them describe what happened. The police are required to inform people who have been arrested of their right to have an attorney present during this questioning.

Criminal defense attorneys represent their clients rights. The attorney is frequently in court. The lawyer should understand the different tactics that the police may use during a criminal investigation, and advise their client on how to respond truthfully to police questioning while not making an incriminating statement.

People arrested on theft charges may be given the opportunity to admit guilt in exchange for a lesser charge. Their lawyer may advise them of whether admitting guilt to avoid jail is the best way to approach their situation.