Does it matter what type of theft you have benn charged with that they can enhance you with

i have a state jail felony for three thefts of property convictions and recently recieved a theft but not of property can they enhance it with one prior theft conviction

San Angelo, TX -

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Cynthia Russell Henley

Cynthia Russell Henley

Criminal Defense Attorney - Houston, TX
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The type of theft does not matter; even if the value of your theft is of a misdemeanor amount, it can be enhanced to a felony. Moreover, some thefts are felonies regardless of the value of the item (or service).

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Macy Michelle Jaggers

Macy Michelle Jaggers

Criminal Defense Attorney - Dallas, TX
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They can enhance it with any type of theft convictions. Your attorney will review the enhancements to make sure they are valid.

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Douglas Holbrook

Douglas Holbrook

Criminal Defense Attorney - San Diego, CA
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It is your prior criminal history, not the type of theft that is going to be the problem. Experienced defense counsel is going to be essential.

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Frank Mascagni III

Frank Mascagni III

Criminal Defense Attorney - Louisville, KY
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You need to hire a criminal defense attorney in your area ASAP. The fact you are a convicted felon, makes this newest charge more dangerous, especially if you are concurrently on probation or parole. I don't practice in TX, so I'll defer to the other avvo lawyers here that may respond and defer to them.

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