If I got a theft charge and I want to return the item that was took, can I do so and get my charge lessor?

Asked on December 5, 2011 under Criminal Law, Texas

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Before you decide to return the item taken which your are charged with, I suggest that you consult with a criminal defense attorney about what you want to do with the item taken.

Most likely the unilateral return of the item taken at this point in time would most likely cause more harm than good for you. Based upon what you have written, I doubt that if the item was returned at this point you would receive a lesser charge at this point from the district attorney's office. I suggest that you have a retained criminal defense attorney negotiate any return of the taken item.


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