Defending Against Burglary And Theft Charges

A conviction for a burglary or theft charge can follow you for life. A criminal record can make it difficult to find housing and employment. You may be disqualified from taking out certain loans. If you are a college student, you may face the threat of expulsion, and if you are an immigrant your status may be threatened, possibly ending with deportation. It is important to get help from someone who can tenaciously protect your rights when you are accused of this type of crime.

At the Dallas law offices of D. Mark Elliston, Attorney at Law, we have more than 40 years of criminal law experience. Our attorney is board-certified in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a distinction that can be claimed by less than 1 percent of Texas attorneys. We are prepared to put our experience and skill to work for you. To schedule an initial consultation, call 469-914-8957.

We Handle All Theft Charges

We can help protect your rights when facing any type of theft charge, including:

  • Shoplifting
  • Employee theft
  • Auto theft
  • Armed robbery

We will do everything we can to get your charges dismissed. If the case against you appears to be relatively solid, we may be able to show that there were mitigating circumstances, such as addiction issues or financial problems, and take proactive efforts such as making restitution in an effort to get as lenient a result as possible. We may even be able to help avoid a criminal record if you are willing to meet certain court-ordered requirements.

How Is Burglary Different From Theft?

The law defines burglary as entering a building with the intention to commit theft or to destroy property. A theft charge may be brought whether or not the alleged crime occurred within a building. Often, burglary charges may stem from a misunderstanding, such as an ex showing up at a former residence to collect his or her property. Regardless of the type of charge, you can rely on us to help you establish a strong defense.

Contact Our Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you are facing theft charges, get legal representation on your side right away. Call 469-914-8957 or contact us online to schedule an appointment to discuss your case.