Property crimes are taken seriously, and we take them serious as well. Property crimes involve a wide range of criminal conduct, such as theft, burglary, robbery, criminal trespass, criminal mischief, and arson. See Tex. Pen. Code Ann. title 7, Chapters 28-35.
If you are charged with a property offense, be sure to hire an attorney who will fight for you and ensure the best result.
Burglary and Burglary of a Building
From the common law, the offense of burglary is a theft from a place with a roof. The law has evolved in Texas.
Burglary of a Habitation is when a person enters a habitation or a building, without the effective consent of the owner, with the intent to Tex. Pen. Code Ann. § 30.02 commit a felony, theft, or assault therein. See Tex. Pen. Code Ann. § 30.02 (West 2018). It is generally a second-degree felony and carries a punishment range of 2 to 20 years. However, it is a felony of the first degree (5 to 99 years) if a person enters a habitation with the intent to commit a felony other than felony theft. Moreover, as a first-degree felony, burglary becomes a “3(g)” or aggravated offense. See Tex. Code Crim. Proc. Ann. art. 42A.054 (West 2018).
Burglary of a Building is when a person enters a building with the intent to commit a felony, theft or assault therein. See Tex. Pen. Code Ann. § 30.02 (West 2018). Burglary of a Building is a state-jail felony.
Speak with a Texas Property Charges Defense Attorney Today
While property offenses may be common offenses, that doesn’t mean it isn’t a serious one. Don’t take chances with your future if you find yourself facing charges for a Hays, Guadalupe, or Comal County burglary offense. Call the Law Office of Case J. Darwin today to arrange for your free initial consultation to discuss your situation. We will treat you with respect, listen to your story, and formulate a strategy to achieve the best possible outcome.
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