Burglary Attorney Williamson County, TX
Burglary Charges in Texas
Burglary is a similar offense to criminal trespass but more serious. This is a type of theft crime in Texas that can result in harsh consequences.
In order to be charged with burglary, the prosecutor must prove all of the following beyond a reasonable doubt:
- The defendant entered into a private habitation or part of a building not open to the public;
- Did not have consent from the owner; and
- Had the intent to commit a felony or theft offense
It can also be the case that the defendant did not necessarily enter into the building unlawfully, but remained hidden in property beyond the hours open to the public and had the intent to commit a felony. It is important to note that this offense involves the intent of the defendant, it does not specify that the felony or theft actually had to take place.
Texas Burglary Penalties
The charges that follow a burglary offense will depend on the property entered, the victim and the details of the offense.
The potential sentences and penalties include:
Second Degree Felony Burglary:
- Between two and 20 years in prison
- A fine of up to $10,000
State Jail Felony Burglary:
- Between 180 days and two years in state jail
- A fine of up to $10,000
Class A Misdemeanor Burglary:
- Up to one year in county jail
- A fine of up to $4,000
Defense for Your Burglary Case in Williamson County
In order to avoid the serious penalties on the line, team up with a burglary lawyer Williamson County from our firm for help. There are many defenses to be made in order to help your case, such as showing mistakes in the facts, a lack of intent to commit a felony or even entrapment.
Contact our firm online or call (512) 600-1560 to get started with our Williamson County burglary attorney!
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