What are the evidence required to prove theft
In our last article, we critically examined the elements of theft. This article will be looking at the evidence required to prove theft. This is because, this is a big problem we have in the courts today, proving the crime of theft, this article will help to breach the lacuna associated with this problem.
Under Texas law, theft is said to be defined as the illegal taking of someone’s assets without the person’s permission, and with the intention to deprive the person of the belongings. Consent is not legitimate if it is gained through dishonesty. In the criminal framework, a defendant is culpable of deception if he or she promises to carry out services he or she does not intend to perform or knows cannot be performed. In cases allege theft arising out of a contract, the state has got to show that the defendant proposed to deprive the property owner of his or her property at the time it was taken. This intent can be established by introducing proof that the defendant engaged in recent alike transactions. What are the evidence required to prove theft?
In the subject case, which is the case of Johnson v. State of Texas, the court noted that the state had introduced proof that the defendant planned to dispossess his victims of their money at the time he entered into his contracts for cremation. Distinctively, for one sufferer he agreed to perform cremation services when he knew he would be incapable to obtain the death credential needed to do so. For a different victim, he stated he was in the procedure of obtaining the death certificate but never attempted to request the certificate. Last, of all, he gave the erroneous cremains to two other victims rather than cremate the bodies of their dear ones. Based on the preceding, the court found ample evidence to show the defendant’s intent and upturned the judgment of the court of appeals. What are the evidence required to prove theft?