Defending Against Burglary Charges
Simply put, burglary is entering into a building or home to commit any crime, even though it is most often associated with theft. Burglary offenses fall under two categories:
- Burglary of a building: State Jail Felony: Punishable from 180 days to two years in a state jail facility and up to a $10,000 fine.
- Burglary of a habitation: Second-Degree Felony: Punishable from two to 20 years in the Texas Department of Corrections and up to a $10,000 fine.
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. 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 Second-Degree Felony.
The Right Attorney For Serious Burglary Charges
If you’ve been arrested and charged with burglary, you need an attorney you can count on. I am an aggressive criminal defense attorney who has practiced in courts all over the Metroplex. As an ex-police officer and a prosecutor, I know the intricacies of these types of cases.
An Experienced Defense Lawyer Ready To Fight For You
Being charged with a crime can be a frightening experience. Let a qualified defense attorney see you through the complex and potentially overwhelming legal process that lies ahead. If you have a pending criminal case and need legal representation or if you anticipate criminal charges being filed against you in the future, please contact my law office online or call me at 214-310-9196 to schedule a free initial consultation.