If you’ve been accused or charged with the crime of burglary, you’ll have every reason to be stressed out because burglary cases are so harshly prosecuted to the point where a defendant with sub-par legal counsel can receive the maximum sentence.
The Capitaine Law Firm has a record of successfully defending persons who have been accused of burglary, and in cases where our client opted to enter a plea of guilty, criminal penalties have been conservative to say the least.
What is Burglary in Texas?
Burglary as defined by Texas Law is entering a habitation, a building, an area of a building that’s closed to the public, remaining concealed in this area or hiding yourself in a building, with the intention of committing a theft, assault, or other felony offense.
Penalties for Persons Convicted of Burglary
In most instances, burglary cases are classified as a State Jail Felony offense, however, in other cases when a burglary happens in a person’s home, 2nd Degree felony charges will be pursued.
STATE JAIL FELONY
If a person is found guilty of Burglary, they will be charged with a State Jail Felony which carries a potential prison sentence of 180 days to 2 years in a correctional facility in addition to fines of up to 10,000.00.
2ND DEGREE FELONY
A person charged with Burglary of a Habitation will face prosecution for a felony in the 2nd degree. 2nd Degree felony convictions carry a maximum fine of 10,000.00 with a potential jail term that can range from 2 to 20 years in prison.
Contact Attorney Christian Capitaine
If you’ve been charged with a Burglary related felony offense in Texas, you’re facing a serious situation that will require an experienced criminal defense attorney to be at your side so you can be shielded, in some way, from the most stiff penalties the State of Texas has at its disposal.
You can make contact with attorney Christian Capitaine by sending us a message via contact form, or by calling our law office direct at 832-618-7831.