By Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyer Jeremy Rosenthal
Yes, even if they’re accusing you of taking a penny.
Being convicted or even getting deferred adjudication on a theft case is bad news in Texas. There are countless unseen consequences.
It is one of a handful of charges that the stigma attached to your criminal record in practically every case is worse than any punishment if you are convicted or get deferred.
Not only that, but the judicial system and many governmental agencies consider theft to be a “crime of moral terptitude.” This can cause wide ranging problems from immigration consequences to professional licensing denial or suspension such as being a doctor, lawyer, or any other job that requires a license such as nursing or being a real estate agent.
Explaining a theft away on your criminal record is a hard thing to do whether it was a…
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