Burglary of a Building: State Jail Felony: Punishable from 180 days to 2 years in a State Jail Facility and up to a $10,000 fine.

Burglary of a Habitation: 2nd Degree Felony: Punishable from 2 to 20 years in the Texas Department of Corrections and up to a $10,000 fine.

Burglary is defined as entering someone’s home or business with the intention to commit a crime. Simply put, burglary is entering into a building or home to commit any crime, even though it is most often associated with a theft. For a prosecutor to prove a burglary, he/she must show you entered a building with an intent to commit a crime. Your charge will depend on the type of building you enter. A Burglary of a Building, usually a business, is a State Jail Felony. Enter someone’s home and the charge is Burglary of a Habitation, a 2nd Degree Felony.

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