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Attorney for Theft of Service in San Antonio, TX

If you were charged with a theft crime in the greater San Antonio area, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney in Bexar County, TX. With offices conveniently located in San Antonio, TX, Don Flanary also represents clients throughout Bexar County and the surrounding areas of Kendall County, Comal County, Guadalupe County, Wilson County, Atascosa County, Medina County, and Bandera County.

Call (210) 899-7566 today to talk to Don Flanary about the facts of your case.

Theft of Service

The crime of Theft of Service is charged as a Class C misdemeanor under Texas Penal Code Section 31.04. The penalties for theft of services include:

  • Penalty — Class C Misdemeanor (value of service stolen is less than $20)
  • Class B Misdemeanor (value of service stolen is $20 or more but less than $500)
  • Class A Misdemeanor (value of service stolen is $500 or more but less than $1,500)
  • State Jail Felony (value of service stolen is $1,500 or more but less than $20,000)
  • Third-Degree Felony (value of service stolen is $20,000 or more but less than $100,000)
  • Second-Degree Felony (value of service stolen is $100,000 or more but less than $200,000)
  • First-Degree Felony (value of service stolen is $200,000 or more)
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Elements of Services Theft in Section 31.04

Under Texas Penal Code Section 31.04, to prove the crime of theft of services, the prosecutor must prove the following elements beyond all reasonable doubt:

  • With intent to avoid payment for service that the defendant  knows is provided only for compensation;
  • The defendant intentionally or knowingly secures performance of the service by deception, threat, or false token having control over the disposition of services of another to which the defendant is not entitled;
  • The defendant intentionally or knowingly diverts the other’s services to the defendant’s benefit or to the benefit of another not entitled to them having control of personal property under a written rental agreement;
  • The defendant holds the property beyond the expiration of the rental period without the effective consent of the owner of the property thereby depriving the owner of the property of its use in further rentals;
  • The defendant intentionally or knowingly secures the performance of the service by agreeing to provide compensation; and after the service is rendered and fails to make payment after receiving notice demanding payment.

The term “service” includes any of the following: – labor and professional service; – telecommunication, public utility, or transportation service; – lodging, restaurant service, and entertainment; – the supply of a motor vehicle or other property for use.

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Attorney for Theft of Service in San Antonio, TX

If you were charged with a theft crime in the greater San Antonio area, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney in Bexar County, TX. With offices conveniently located in San Antonio, TX, Don Flanary also represents clients throughout Bexar County and the surrounding areas of Kendall County, Comal County, Guadalupe County, Wilson County, Atascosa County, Medina County, and Bandera County.

Call (210) 899-7566 today to talk to Don Flanary about the facts of your case.

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