Dallas Burglary Attorney

If you’ve been arrested for burglary, you could be facing serious jail time.  In Texas, burglary is a second degree felony, with a penalty range that includes from 2 to 20 years in the state penitentiary and up to a $10,000 fine.   If it is alleged that the burglary was committed in the attempt to perpetrate another felony (e.g., sexual assault), it is a first degree felony, in which case you could be facing life in prison.  An offense is committed, once any of your body parts, or items under your control, enters the dwelling.  For example, the man in the above picture is guilty of burglary, simply because the object he is using to pry open the door has entered the house.  If it could be proved that he is entering the house with the intent to commit an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon against one of the home’s occupants (e.g., his desire is to hit someone with the object in his hand), he could be facing life in prison.