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Stealing or Receiving Stolen Check or Similar Sight Order

The Stealing or Receiving Stolen Check or Similar Sight Order crime in the state of Texas gives police the right to arrest you if they believe you steal an unsigned check or receive a stolen check with the intent to use, sell, or transfer it to another person. Learn more detailed information about the Stealing or Receiving Stolen Check or Similar Sight Order offense below.

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Stealing or Receiving Stolen Check or Similar Sight Order is classified in the Texas Penal Code under Title 7 “Offenses Against Property”, Chapter 32 “Fraud.”

What is the law in Texas about Stealing or Receiving Stolen Check or Similar Sight Order?

The offense is described in Section 32.24 of the Texas Penal Code.

(a) A person commits an offense if the person steals an unsigned check or similar sight order or, with knowledge that an unsigned check or similar sight order has been stolen, receives the check or sight order with intent to use it, to sell it, or to transfer it to a person other than the person from whom the check or sight order was stolen.

How can I be charged with Stealing or Receiving Stolen Check or Similar Sight Order?

You can be charged with Stealing or Receiving Stolen Check or Similar Sight Order if the state’s attorneys believe that each of the elements of 32.24(a) as described in the section above have been met.

What is the punishment for Stealing or Receiving Stolen Check or Similar Sight Order?

A conviction for Stealing or Receiving Stolen Check or Similar Sight Order is punished as a Class A misdemeanor,1 with a maximum possible fine under Texas state law of up to $4,000 and jail time of up to one year. Learn about the differences between grades of felonies and misdemeanors


Legal References:

1 Texas Penal Code Section 32.24(b)