Bryan-College Station Burglary Defense
In Texas, the crime of burglary is more about where you committed an offense, than what you may have taken or done while you were there. Burglary is defined as unlawfully entering or remaining in any structure (public or private) with the intent to commit a felony, theft, or assault inside. “Home invasion” is included in this definition, and refers specifically to a burglary that occurs within a habitation (any structure or vehicle that is adapted for the overnight accommodation of one or more people). See Chapter 30.02 of the Texas Penal Code.
You open yourself up to a burglary charge whenever you enter a building, or vehicle, that’s not yours with the intention of breaking the law. The simple act of entering a building, without the owner’s permission, is also a crime called Criminal Trespass.
Arrested for Burglary in Bryan-College Station?
If convicted of felony burglary you face time in state prison. You could also be liable for as much as $10,000 in fines. Burglary of a motor vehicle is a misdemeanor offense, but still very serious. There is a huge difference between the penalties incurred for a felony charge and a misdemeanor. An experienced criminal defense attorney can make all the difference when defending these accusations. A crucial factor may involve whether you were invited on to the premises or had permission to be on the property. Another defensive issue may be whether there was a reasonable expectation that someone could enter the property because it was a public place. We understand this legal distinction and can use it as leverage against the prosecutor’s case.
Bryan-College Station Burglary Defense Attorney!
You need a defense attorney who can create a strong defense for you, utilizing every favorable fact and circumstance to best advantage. My team has handled a wide range of burglary cases with many extenuating circumstances. When you make an appointment with us for a case review, we’ll sit down to discuss all the details of your case. We’ll let you know if a factor can work in your favor and how we can use it. Don’t go down without a fight! If we decide to accept representation in your case, rest assured you will have an experienced advocate on your side, fully prepared to go the distance to defend your legal rights.
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