The following applies only upon Conviction or Deferred Adjudication.
Be sure to look up the Offense Designation to reference the sentencing range below. Keep in mind that the Texas Sentencing Ranges are just that; ranges. A judge or jury may sentence a defendant to any length of jail or prison time between the minimum and maximum length allowed by law for type of offense.
Punishments for Theft Conviction: Theft at larger values lead to higher levels of charges and punishments.
|Value of items stolen||Level of Offense||Punishment||Fines|
|less than $50||Class C Misdemeanor||Not Jailable||No more than $500 fines|
|$50 or more but less than $500||Class B Misdemeanor||Not more than 180 days in a county jail||and/or no more than $2,000 fines|
|$500 or more but less than $1,500||Class A Misdemeanor||Not more than 1 year in a county jail||and/or no more than $4,000 fines|
|$1,500 or more but less than $20,000||State jail felony||180 days to 2 years in a state jail||and/or no more than $10,000 fines|