Burglary Crimes Lawyer in Hidalgo County
Defending Clients Accused of Burglary
Burglary is considered a felony in Texas, and a conviction can result in severe penalties. If you are facing burglary charges, you need to contact a Mission burglary crimes lawyer from The Law Office of Rene A. Flores PLLC as soon as possible. Our attorneys can fight for your rights and help you build a defense strategy.
What Is Considered Burglary in Texas?
Under Texas Penal Code 30.01, burglary is defined as entering a building or other property with the intent to commit a felony or theft. It is also considered burglary if you enter another person's home, vehicle, watercraft, or aircraft with the intent to commit a felony or theft. If you are caught in the building or property after you have entered it, you may be charged with burglary of a building or burglary of a habitation. A conviction for either of these charges may result in significant penalties.
The penalties for burglary depend on the type of burglary committed and the circumstances of the crime. First-degree burglary is the most serious type of burglary, and a conviction can result in a life sentence. Second-degree burglary is less serious, but a conviction can still result in a prison sentence of up to 20 years.
What Are the Penalties for Burglary in Texas?
Burglary of a building or habitation:
- Third-degree felony: A conviction can result in up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000
- Second-degree felony: A conviction can result in 2 to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000
- First-degree felony: A conviction can result in 5 to 99 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000
The penalties for burglary of a building or habitation are increased if a person is injured during the burglary or if the burglary involves explosives. A conviction for these types of burglaries can result in a prison sentence of up to life.
Contact Our Hidalgo County Burglary Attorney
Burglary is a serious crime in Texas, and a conviction can result in a lengthy prison sentence and thousands of dollars in fines. If you are facing burglary charges, you need to contact The Law Office of Rene A. Flores PLLC as soon as possible. Our Hidalgo County burglary crimes lawyer can build a strong defense on your behalf and present compelling arguments to help get your charges reduced or dropped. We can help you understand your rights and guide you through the legal process.
Contact The Law Office of Rene A. Flores PLLC today at (956) 606-3606 to discuss your case with our experienced Hidalgo County burglary crimes lawyer.
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