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Theft Offenses:
Theft & Larceny
Retail Theft (Shoplifting)
Organized Retail Theft
Theft of Service
Robbery
Unlawful Use of Vehicle

 
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Classifications of Theft and Shoplifting Cases in Austin Texas

 


STATE OF TEXAS THEFT PENALTIES & PUNISHMENTS

Value of items stolen
Type of Offense
Punishment
Fines
less than $50
Class C Misdemeanor
Not Jailable
No more than $500 fines.
$50 or more but less than $500
Class B Misdemeanor
Not more than 180 days
in a county jail
and/or no more than $2,000 fines.
$500 or more but less than $1,500
Class A Misdemeanor
Not more than 1 year 
in a county jail
and/or no more than $4,000 fines.
$1,500 or more but less than $20,000
State jail felony
180 days to 2 years
in a state jai
and/or no more than  $10,000 fines.
$20,000 or more but less than $100,000
Third-degree felony
2 to 10 years
in a state prison
and/or no more than  $10,000 fines.
$100,000 or more but less than $200,000
Second-degree felony
2 to 20 years
in a state prison
and/or no more than  $10,000 fines.
$200,000 or more
First-degree felony
5 to 99 years 
in a state prison
and/or no more than  $10,000 fines.
Enhanced first-degree felony
5 to 99 years 
in a state prison
and/or no more than  $10,000 fines.

*The above chart pertains only to Theft offenses under Texas Criminal Penal Code Sec. 31.03, and does not include theft by checks under that section.

 

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Burglary Offenses:
Commerical Burglary
Residential Burglary
Burglary of Vehicle

Fraud Offenses:
Fraud, Forgery
Identity Theft
False Statement To Obtain Property
Fraudulent Transfer of Motor Vehicle

Check & Credit Offenses:
Theft by Check (Hot Checks)
Issuance of Bad Checks
Credit Card Fraud or Debit Card Abuse

White Collar Crimes:
Mortgage Fraud
Breach of Computer Security
Insurance Fraud


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