Auto Theft


Harris County Auto Theft Defense

Houston Auto Theft Attorney James (Jim) Sullivan represents clients charged with all types of misdemeanor and felony offenses in Harris county and throughout the state of Texas.  If you are charged with any felony or misdemeanor crime, then you need an experienced Houston criminal trial lawyer because all criminal offenses are serious.

From a legal standpoint, there is no charge for “Auto Theft” or “Grand Theft Auto” because all theft crimes are charged as either misdemeanors or felonies based on the value of the item or items stolen.  Since most cars or trucks are worth at least $1,500, it is most likely that you would be charged for a felony offense for stealing a car or other motor vehicle.  However, even being charged with stealing an old clunker worth less than $1,500 is a serious misdemeanor crime because any theft conviction of your record can result in the loss of a job or not being able to work in certain professions which require a professional license.

If the value of the motor vehicle stolen is worth $1,500 or more, you will be charged with a felony offense and will face time in jail, state jail or prison if you are convicted.  Depending on the value of the motor vehicle stolen, you will be charged with either a misdemeanor or felony offense:

  • The value is $50 or more but less than $500 (class B misdemeanor)
  • The value is $500 or more but less than $1,500 (class A misdemeanor)
  • The value is $1,500 or more but less than $20,000 (State Jail Felony)
  • The value is $20,000 or more but less than $100,000 (3rd Degree Felony)
  • The loss is $100,000 or more but less than $200,000 (2nd Degree Felony)
  • The loss is $200,000 or more (1st Degree Felony)

NTLA-roundIf you or a family member has been charged in the Houston area as an adult or as a juvenile with a misdemeanor or felony theft crime, contact James Sullivan and Associates at (281) 546-6428 for a confidential consultation.

James Sullivan attended the Trial Lawyers College founded by Legendary lawyer Gerry Spence and was invited to join The National Trial Lawyers organization. Sullivan has a proven record of defending people from all walks of life, faiths and countries in courts throughout Texas.

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