Property Offenses in Texas
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 a burglary defense 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 with a Texas burglary defense lawyer. We will treat you with respect, listen to your story, and formulate a strategy to achieve the best possible outcome.
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