Hot Check | Theft | Robbery
A hot check or a theft case, they can happen. However, you don’t want a theft case ruining your record and preventing you from getting a good job in the future. These kinds of cases involve moral turpitude. The classification of the theft offense and associated penalty involve what was allegedly taken, from where and whom it was taken, and the value of what was taken.
Robbery is a second-degree felony in Texas. Per Section 29.02 of the Penal Code, robbery is committed when a person commits theft and with the intent to maintain control of the property, he
- Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another; OR
- Intentionally or knowingly threatens or places another in fear of imminent bodily injury or death.
People often question how they can be accused of robbery when there was no injury. It is because the threat of imminent bodily injury or death is enough to elevate a regular theft to robbery.
Ideally, you want to set up the case so that you can get it sealed or expunged at the appropriate time. Sometimes, pretrial intervention programs are possibilities.
Types of Theft Cases Sarah Handles:
Receiving stolen property
Don't ever take a plea deal without understanding your case and knowing all of your options, and do not talk to the police without your lawyer!