Burglary Defense Lawyer in Texas

Facing burglary charges in Houston or anywhere else in Texas?

Arrested for burglary in Texas? You need a competent Houston criminal defense attorney at your side to defend your constitutional rights and assist you in avoiding a conviction for this serious crime. At Guy L. Womack & Associates, P.C., you can count on the firm's resources and collective legal experience to offer you the highest quality legal counsel in the face of your charges, even in the presence of damning physical evidence or witness testimony.

Burglary is a felony offense in Texas. This crime involves unlawfully entering or remaining in a building or dwelling with the intention of committing:

  • A felony offense
  • Theft
  • Assault

Even if the intended crime was not carried out, a defendant may still face burglary charges. If the crime was committed, the defendant may face burglary charges as well as charges of theft or whatever other crime he or she committed. According to the law, "entering" in the case of burglary may include any part of the body or any physical object connected with the body. A crowbar through a window, for example, may constitute "entering" a property.

Penalties for Burglary in Texas

Following is a more thorough description of the types of burglary and potential penalties that may be enforced in Texas (although specific penalties will vary on a case by case basis):

  • Burglary of any building is a felony punishable by imprisonment in state prison.
  • Burglary is a second degree felony if the property is a habitation. This offense may be punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
  • Burglary is a first degree felony if the property is habitation and if the attempted or intended crime was any felony other than felony theft. In Texas, a first degree felony may be punishable by life imprisonment and a fine of up to $10,000.

Learn more about your legal rights and options in fighting your criminal charges. Contact a Houston criminal defense lawyer from Guy L. Womack & Associates, P.C. today.