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San Antonio Burglary Lawyer

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Many people get robbery and burglary confused. If you have been arrested for burglary, it is important to understand the nature of the offense you are being accused of. While robbery is the crime of taking property or attempting to do so with threat or force, burglary is the act of entering a structure or home to commit a theft crime or other felony, even if the residents are not home.

You should consult with a San Antonio burglary lawyer right away after an arrest. When we take on your case at Corley Legal, we can immediately begin preparing a defense on your behalf, as we have a thorough understanding of Texas law and the local courts. We have the passion and legal experience necessary to provide you with the support and quality defense you deserve. This is a difficult time but you do not have to fight your charges alone.

Contact our firm today at (210) 361-7322 to discuss your legal options.

What Are Grounds for Burglary Charges?

In Texas, there are three degrees of burglary charges, all of which are felonies, depending on the nature of the alleged crime and building which was entered. These offenses all carry severe and lasting penalties which may not only lead to jail or prison time and large fines but also a permanent criminal record. In Section 30.02 of the Texas Penal Code, the factors which must be present to charge someone with burglary are very clearly laid out.

Law enforcement must be able to prove the following elements to charge a person with burglary:

  • The accused used force to break into the property
  • They illegally trespassed or entered the property
  • They stayed in the property for a period of time and/or
  • They intended to commit, or committed an additional felony offense

Texas Laws & Punishments for Burglary

The way burglary is charged is defined by Section 30.02 of the Texas Penal Code. If the building that was allegedly entered is not a habitation, the crime is typically charged as a State Jail Felony 1. This crime carries up to $10,000 in fines and jail time of up to 2 years.

If the building is a habitation, this crime is charged as a Felony of the Second Degree 2, with up to $10,000 in fines and up to 20 years in prison. However, if the defendant or another party involved in the offense tries to or commit another felony during the burglary, the burglary may be charged as a Felony of the First Degree 3, with up to life in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.

Fight Your Charges with a San Antonio Theft Crimes Lawyer

Being charged with a theft crime such as burglary is just the beginning. After your initial arrest, the criminal proceedings begin, and you should have a San Antonio burglary attorney on your side to protect your rights.

As you can see, the potential penalties for a conviction of this crime are severe and can alter your life forever. The firm you choose for your defense can have a significant impact on the outcome of your case. With your future on the line, you should not hire anyone but a skilled lawyer from Corley Legal who is committed to protecting your freedom.

If you have been arrested for burglary, reach out to us today at (210) 361-7322 for a free consultation. Call now and speak with a knowledgeable burglary lawyer in San Antonio.

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