Burglary in Texas
Fight Your Charges with a Dedicated Irving Criminal Defense Attorney
Have you been charged with burglary? If so, then it is time to contact
proven legal representation. Burglary is always considered a felony and,
in some cases, the theft of property does not even need to occur for a
suspect to be charged. However, these allegations can be vulnerable to
dismissals and reductions with proper legal preparation, insight, and
tenacity. If you have been accused,
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Burglary Definitions & Penalties
Texas Penal Code § 30.02 defines the crime of burglary as entering
"a habitation, or a building (or any portion of a building) not then
open to the public, with intent to commit a felony, theft, or an assault."
Remaining hidden in a habitation or building with the intent to commit
a felony is also considered burglary. Notice here that "intent to
commit a felony" does not necessarily mean theft, but can mean any
Burglary and its penalties are categorized into two felony classes:
Second degree burglary: up to 20 years in prison and $10,000 in fines
First degree burglary: up to 99 years in prison and $10,000 in fines
First degree burglary is charged in two cases: when the premises being
burglarized is a habitation (a residence), and when the attempted or committed
felony is something other than theft. For more information on your burglary
charge, the potential penalties, and how an aggressive, dynamic defense
can benefit you, contact J. Roland Jeter, P.C. today.
A guilty plea may not be your only option.
Contact the firm today to speak with a trusted Irving criminal defense lawyer with more
than 30 years of experience.