Burglary is defined as 1) the entry of a habitation or building without permission with the intent to commit a felony, theft, or an assault; or 2) remaining concealed, with intent to commit a felony, theft, or an assault in a building or habitation; or 3) entering a building and commits an attempts to commit a felony, theft, or an assault.

To enter a habitation or building means that you have entered a habitation or building if any part of your body, or any physical object held by you, intrudes into the habitation or building.

Burglary is a state jail felony if committed in a building other than a habitation, and a second degree felony if committed in a habitation. It is a first degree felony if the premises are a habitation, and any party to the offense entered the habitation with intent to commit a felony other than felony theft. A state jail felony convictions can carry a punishment between 180 days and two years in state jail, and a fine not to exceed $10,000.00. A second degree felony can carry a punishment of imprisonment in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for a period of no less than two years, and no more than twenty years, and a fine not to exceed $10,000.00. A first degree felony can carry a punishment of imprisonment in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for a period of no less than five years, and up to 99 years, and a fine not to exceed $10,000.00.

Burglary is a very serious criminal charge. You need an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you if you have been charged with this crime. At the Brandy Austin Law Firm, PLLC, our experienced criminal defense attorneys will zealously defend your rights during this trying time. We will use our years of experience and knowledge to make sure that the police followed all legal procedures when preparing and filing the charges against you. We will investigate fully the allegations made against you to prepare the best defense for you against the charges. If working together and examining the evidence, you determine that it is in your best interest to have a jury hear your case, we will defend you aggressively and make sure that the jury hears your side of the story. If we determine together that it is in your best interest to accept a plea offer from the district attorney, we will work hard to ensure that you receive the best deal possible. Victory in a criminal defense case can mean many different things, and the Arlington criminal defense attorneys of the Brandy Austin Law Firm, PLLC are committed to pursuing the best course of action for your situation. If you find yourself being charged with assault, please call the criminal defense attorneys of the Brandy Austin Law Firm, PLLC at 817-841-9906.

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