Legal Question in Criminal Law in Texas

theft under fifty

do you go to jail if you had theft under fifty or do you get a ticket?

Asked on 9/27/08, 8:38 pm

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John Armstrong The Law Office of John W. Armstrong

Re: theft under fifty

theft under fifty dollars is:

(1) a Class C misdemeanor if the value of the property stolen is less than: or

(A) $50; or

(B) $20 and the defendant obtained the property by issuing or passing a check or similar sight order in a manner described by Section 31.06;

(2) a Class B misdemeanor if:

(A) the value of the property stolen is:

(i) $50 or more but less than $500; or

(ii) $20 or more but less than $500 and the defendant obtained the property by issuing or passing a check or similar sight order in a manner described by Section 31.06. A class B misdemeanor carries jail time,of upto 180 days in county jail,or a fine of up to $2,000.00 or obth fine and jail time.

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Answered on 9/27/08, 10:49 pm


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