In the state of Texas, if you’re arrested or charged with a burglary offense the crime will be prosecuted as a felony.
When a person is facing felony charges, they’ll be at a disadvantage without a seasoned criminal defense attorney on their side.
Since 1995 Attorney Mark Bennett has represented people charged with serious felony offenses like burglary and has earned favorable results in most of those cases, which our clients have enjoyed. Need to talk with an attorney?
Call Bennett & Bennett at 713-224-1747.
Finding the Best Lawyer for Your Case
We know how tough it can be to find the best attorney for your case as we’ve respectfully declined to take on some cases from time to time. Whether it’s because we’ve become overwhelmed with active cases, or we don’t believe we’re best for a particular case, we don’t accept every client that comes to us for help.
However, in situations like those in which we can still be helpful, we’re willing to make a strong recommendation of another criminal defense lawyer in Houston that we believe is best for your case.
As members of the criminal-defense wing of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, we’re well aware of who the most effective lawyers in Houston are, and will gladly introduce you to one of our colleagues if we’re unable to give your case the attention it deserves.
Burglary & Texas Law
Texas law defines burglary as entering a building or other habitation that’s closed to the public without the consent of the owner, with the intention of committing a felony, theft, or assault.
If a person conceals themselves in a building for the purpose of theft, assault, or the commission of a felony burglary charges may also apply.
Penalties if Convicted of Burglary in Texas
Burglary is classified as a State Jail Felony in the state of Texas but can be enhanced to a 2nd Degree Felony if the burglary occurred in a home or “habitation,” or if the defendant is found to be a habitual offender.
State Jail Felony
State Jail Felony convictions carry a prison sentence that ranges from 180 days to 2 years.
2nd Degree Felony
Burglary of a Habitation is 2nd Degree Felony and carries a 2 to 20-year prison sentence.
Consult with an Experienced Defense Lawyer
Attorney Mark Bennett Will Properly Handle Your Case
Burglary offenses are serious theft crimes that can ruin your life in more ways than one.
Our legal team may be able to spur a case dismissal if prosecutors fail to prove your intent to steal or commit a theft or felony. If this occurs, the charge could be reduced to a misdemeanor trespassing offense.
To learn more about your options, or strategies we may use to defend you, call our office to schedule an appointment. Our phone number is 713-224-1747.