Why? You say you are facing a felony. The lowest level felony carries from 6 months to 2 years in a state jail. Do not confuse state jail with county jail. From the prisoner's point of view, a state run jail is pretty much a prison. And, the fine for a felony theft can be up to $10,000.
So, get a lawyer. Who knows. A lawyer may be able to get you probation...maybe even probation without a conviction (aka deferred adjudication). Maybe even beat the case. Of course, without knowing the facts and seeing what the prosecutor has, that's all just guesswork. But a good criminal defense lawyer can size up the case and give you specific advice on how to proceed based on the strength or weakness of the case against you.
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Have they charged you with that yet? El Paso is pretty lazy as to charging, and usually would simply charge that as a misdemeanor. But you need to talk to a local attorney so they can speak with the district attorneys office.
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The range of punishment depends on the level of the offense.
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