When you are facing serious charges, it is important to have a law firm with the experience and record to get you the results you want. We have defended over 4,000 criminal cases in Houston and have over a decade of experience in defending auto theft. Whether it is getting the charges dropped or having the punishment minimized.
Our Houston auto theft lawyers will work hard to fight for your rights. Being charged with grand theft auto is a serious crime that comes with heavy consequences. Auto theft is classified as “grand theft” because of the value of the car. In general, the more valuable the property, the steeper the consequences. In Texas, there are a couple of different ways auto theft can be classified:
Motor vehicle theft sentences vary greatly. Most motor vehicle thefts and joyriding are classified as state felonies. If convicted, you could serve from 180 days to 10 years in jail, as well as pay fines up to $10,000. So, it is important to take some basic steps when facing charges:
The first step in any criminal case is getting your side of the story. Once your legal team has a description of your version of events, it can go to work defending your case. Though the narrative of your defense will vary depending on the circumstances surrounding the incident, there are a few common ways to successfully defend auto theft:
In criminal cases, prosecutors bear the burden of proof. Therefore, it is up to them to prove to the jury beyond a reasonable doubt that you committed the theft. We can establish doubt by looking at gaps in the evidence or identifying inconsistencies in eyewitness testimony.
We understand how confusing the legal system can be, so we keep you informed at every step of the process. This allows you to make the best decisions regarding your case. If you have questions, or if you would like to schedule a free initial consultation, we invite you to contact us. To learn more about David Breston, click here.
David Breston is not only a very skilled, detailed, and talented attorney, but also a trusted and caring friend. He first represented me in a case that potentially could have changed my life for the worse. Not only did he help me win the case but earned my respect and loyalty to this day. Also still to this day (13 years later) I depend on his help, experience and expertise. I highly recommend his firm for all legal needs.
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