Theft and Burglary Defense Attorney

Theft and burglary fall in a similar category of crimes, but differ slightly in their committal. A theft is committed when someone takes anything of value from another without the owner’s consent. The degree of theft usually relates to the value of the property stolen and ranges from “petty” to “grand.”

Burglary occurs when a person or persons illegally gains entry into a structure with the intent to commit a crime. Breaking and entering is not required; simply trespassing through an open door can incur a burglary charge if there is criminal intent. A theft or burglary is elevated to a robbery when physical force or fear is involved against a victim.

The Hunsucker Legal Group routinely handles theft and burglary cases such as:

  • Burglary
  • Shoplifting
  • Auto theft
  • Grand larceny
  • Robbery
  • Armed robbery
  • Bank robbery
  • Embezzlement/employee theft

While many people think theft is considered a minor offense, Texas state law is very strict and even a theft of just $50 can result in a serious Class B Misdemeanor conviction. Thefts can go from Class C (under $50) to a Felony theft with the punishments becoming more severe in terms of fines and sentence length.

What Happens if You Are Convicted

As theft and robbery are considered “crimes of moral turpitude” in the state of Texas, the effects of a conviction can be devastating. This doesn’t simply refer to the amount of time you may spend in jail or the fines you’ll have to pay, but also to the many consequences that will follow you around for the rest of your life and may affect your ability to find gainful employment, secure housing, or enjoy many of the rights US citizens are guaranteed in the Bill of Rights.

Your freedom and future are too important to gamble with. If you or a loved one has been accused of or is being investigated for a theft or burglary crime in the state of Texas, don’t leave your chances up to a public defended. Instead, give yourself your best opportunity at a successful outcome to your case with the experienced and dedicated team at Hunsucker Legal Group in Denton.

Denton Criminal Defense Attorney

One thing to remember is that even though you may have been charged with theft or burglary, you will not necessarily be convicted. The burden of proof lies on the prosecution, so it must be proven you knew you were committing theft and intended to cause harm or to unlawfully use the property of another. An experienced criminal defense team like the one at Hunsucker Legal Group in Denton has many options they can argue in your defense. Even if we cannot get you off completely or have the charges dismissed, our skilled arbitrators will give you your best shot at a reduced sentence. Don’t face such charges alone.

If you have been charged with theft, burglary, or robbery, contact the Hunsucker Legal Group immediately. We have the experience and knowledge to effectively defend your rights and interests and fight for a positive resolution. We will pursue every avenue available to seek an acquittal, dismissal, or reduction of the charges against you. With proven strategies and a veteran team, the Hunsucker Legal Group can help you.


Call or email for your initial free & private consultation. The Hunsucker Legal Group serves clients in Denton, Cooke, and Wise Counties.