Houston Criminal Trial Lawyer Jim Sullivan Can Defend You for Theft of Service if You Get Arrested for Walking the Big Check at the Fancy Restaurant


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The Houston, Texas criminal defense trial lawyer Jim Sullivan represents real people charged with all kinds of crimes, including Theft of Service.  If you need a Houston criminal lawyer, you can call Jim Sullivan right now at 281-546-6428.

Sec. 31.04.  THEFT OF SERVICE.  (a)  A person commits theft of service if, with intent to avoid payment for service that he knows is provided only for compensation:

(4)  he intentionally or knowingly secures the performance of the service by agreeing to provide compensation and, after the service is rendered, fails to make payment after receiving notice demanding payment.

(b)  For purposes of this section, intent to avoid payment is presumed if:

(1)  the actor absconded without paying for the service or expressly refused to pay for the service in circumstances where payment is ordinarily made immediately upon rendering of the service, as in hotels, campgrounds, recreational vehicle parks, restaurants, and comparable establishments;

(e)  An offense under this section is:

(3)  a Class A misdemeanor if the value of the service stolen is $500 or more but less than $1,500;


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