Arrested for Burglary in Texas?
Plano Criminal Defense Attorney at Your Service
When you are accused of burglary in Texas, you have every right to feel
frightened and nervous. You are facing the possibility of a lengthy prison
sentence, expensive fines, and a permanent criminal record. With the stakes
this high, it is critical to seek experienced legal representation from
criminal defense lawyer.
With more than a decade of experience,
The Law Offices of Scott Edgett has successfully handled more than 1,000 criminal cases, including
theft crimes. Attorney Scott Edgett can thoroughly review your case and determine all
of your legal options in order to either get your entire case dismissed
or your charged reduced.
Texas Burglary Laws & Penalties
In Texas, burglary is defined as doing one of the following without the
consent of the property owner:
- Entering a habitation, building, or any part of a building that is not
available to the public with the intention of committing a felony, a theft,
or an assault.
- Staying concealed in a habitation or building with the intention to commit
a felony, a theft, or an assault.
- Entering a habitation or building and committing or attempting to commit
a felony, theft, or an assault.
If burglary is committed in a building other than a habitation, it is considered
a state jail felony. This type of felony is punishable by a maximum prison
sentence of two years in a state jail facility and a fine of up to $10,000.
If burglary is committed upon a habitation, however, it is a second-degree
felony. This type of felony is punishable by a maximum prison sentence
of 20 years and a fine of up to $1,000.
Burglary of a vehicle is defined as breaking into or entering a motor vehicle
without the owner’s consent with intent to commit a felony or a
theft. This crime is considered a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by a
maximum jail sentence of one year.
Call (972) 635-4224 to Discuss Your Legal Options Today
Attorney Edgett can investigate your arrest, collect evidence, and build
a strong defense strategy to get the results you desire. Do not hesitate
to schedule a
free consultation to determine your next move toward freedom.
Contact us and speak with a Plano criminal defense attorney.