Hire a team of lawyers to defend you against

any theft related allegation.


Theft related offenses involve allegations of taking another person's property with the intent to permanently deprive them of that property. The most common type of criminal charge for theft involves allegations of shoplifting. Even a simple shoplifting charge is serious and can have a long lasting impact on a person’s life. Shoplifting, however, is only one type of theft. Our highly experienced criminal defense lawyers have handled all types of theft related offenses.


Theft that occurs in a building, business or a residence can be charged as a felony burglary of a building or burglary of a habitation. Any allegations of theft involving force or threat will cause the charges to be upgraded to a robbery. Any allegation that a deadly weapon or firearm was used will cause someone to be charged with the first degree felony offense of aggravated robbery. Regardless of the level of the charge, any theft related allegation is a serious matter and must be defended accordingly. The talented lawyers at Shellist McAlister, LLP in Houston, Texas use a team approach to brainstorm the most effective strategy and criminal defense to combat any of the following criminal charges:


> Misdemeanor and Felony Theft

> Employee Theft or Embezzlement

> Burglary of a Business or Habitation

> Copper Theft

> Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle or Auto Theft

> Forgery

> Credit Card Abuse

> Robbery

> Aggravated Robbery

Don't make the mistake of providing incriminating statements to police. Speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney now.

Keep these Convictions off Your Record


Many theft and robbery cases are investigated after the fact.  Police and law enforcement investigators often reach out to suspects in an attempt to interview them and trick them into making admissions or giving a confession.  Do not make any statements to police or law enforcement without speaking with a lawyer first. If you are contacted by any detective or investigator contact the firm immediately for a free consultation.

The police will do whatever they can to get someone to make an incriminating statement.  They are counting on interviewing someone before they have had a chance to consult with an attorney. Do not let that happen. Do not give them any more evidence that they can use against you. Contact us first.


Keep these Convictions off Your Record at All Cost


You must do everything that you can to keep any conviction for theft, robbery or burglary off your criminal record. Aside from the obvious risk of losing your freedom over these allegations, there are far reaching collateral consequences of a reportable conviction for any sort of theft related offense.  Any theft or fraud related crime is considered a crime of moral turpitude and can have devastating impacts on your reputation, your ability to find a job, your immigration status or even your ability to get or maintain certain licenses.

The legal team approach assures that our attorneys can use their energy, knowledge and creativity to fashion an effective criminal defense strategy to prevent a permanent scar on your record.


Schedule a free consultation with some of the best criminal defense attorneys in Houston by contacting Shellist McAlister, LLP. today.


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