Theft cases are very common, and unfortunately what might have been just a split second bad decision can affect you for the rest of your life. No one (including apartments, jobs, schools) likes a thief, and even if you are a good person (which most people charged with theft are), a theft conviction will haunt you forever. When individuals, schools, apartments, etc. find out about a theft conviction they judge you, and you might never get an opportunity to explain what really happened, or why you did what you did.
You need a good attorney who will fight for you and do everything possible to avoid a conviction. Many times individuals steal because they have personal problems or are suffering from depression at the time. The attorneys at Benavides & Serrano will do everything possible to make the state understand your situation and use the truth to help your case.
In the event your case is difficult to defend, mitigation becomes the key factor. The Houston theft attorneys at Benavides & Serrano will talk to the prosecutor assigned to your case and try to work something out that will not negatively affect you in the future. Many times defendants can enter programs where they get treatment for the problems in their life, and this can sway the courts to be more lenient.
Of course every case is different, and a lot depends on what you stole, who you stole from, the amount of the theft, and your prior criminal record. To get a more accurate idea of what might happen with your case call Benavides & Serrano today at 713-222-2828 for a free consultation.