D'Amore Law Firm Articles Defining Burglary in Texas

Defining Burglary in Texas

By D’Amore Law Firm  Jan. 9, 2011 5:15p

In Texas, the crime of burglary is committed when a person enters a home or other building without the consent of the owner and when they:

  • Enter a home, or building, or portion of a building that is not open to the public at that time with the intent to, commit a felony, theft or assault; or
  • Conceal themselves, with the intent to commit a felony, theft or assault in the home or building; or
  • Enters a home or building and either commits or attempts to commit a felony, theft or assault.

It is not necessary for an individual to enter all the way inside a building to be charged with burglary in Texas. The term "enter" includes any body part or any physical object that is connected to the body such as a flashlight, gun, crowbar, hammer or other tool.

Burglary is a felony offense and depending on the facts surrounding the case, a conviction can result in life in prison. Due to this fact, if you have been charged of burglary, it's extremely important that you seek the advice of a skilled Dallas criminal defense attorney right away.

Defense against Burglary Charges

Burglary is a very serious crime, and if convicted, you stand to lose your freedom. Fortunately, with the help of a skilled and knowledgeable defense lawyer, you may be able to get the charges against you reduced or dropped entirely. At the D'Amore Law Firm, we have experience in defending clients who have been charged with burglary in Texas; in addition, we have a vast knowledge of the defenses to burglary that may apply to your specific case. When your future is at stake, you can't afford to face the harsh legal system, without an aggressive defense attorney, by your side.

Contact a Dallas Burglary Lawyer from our firm today for a free case evaluation if you are facing burglary charges.

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