Stephenville, TX asked in Criminal Law, Energy, Oil and Gas and Environmental for Texas

Q: What is the charge for stealing water and tampering with water pipes at your home in Texas?

For 5 months, after tampering with the pipes what would the charge be? (A felony? Misdemeanor?) and how much fine or jail time in Texas?

Also the total amount was less than $600 of water stolen and it was fully paid for before the court date? And the person has no previous jail time or charges on their record.

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Environmental Law Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. In most jurisdictions, what you describe sounds like things that fall under the general heading of theft of services. Your friend should reach to a criminal defense attorney in the applicable county to discuss more meaningfully. Never mind the Energy/Oil/Environmental, etc... this has nothing to do with those areas of law. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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