When you are accused of burglary in Texas, you have every right to feel frightened and nervous. With the stakes this high, it is critical to seek experienced legal representation from a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer.
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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 2 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 1 year.
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