Dallas Burglary of a Vehicle Attorney

You can be charged with burglary of a vehicle, if you break into or enter a vehicle with the intent to commit theft, or any felony.  To be charged with burglary of a vehicle, it’s not required that any part of your body actually enter the vehicle.  In fact, you can be charged with burglary of a vehicle, if anything connected to your body enters the vehicle.  For example, if you use a coat hanger to try and unlock a vehicle, with the intent to commit theft, you can be charged with

burglary of a vehicle, even if you never physically enter the vehicle.

Burglary of a vehicle is a Class A mismeanor, punishable by up to 1 year in the county jail and up to a $4000 fine.  However, if you’ve previously been convicted of burglary of a vehicle, the minimum jail time you can receive is 6 months.  If you’ve been previously convicted twice before for burglary of a vehicle, the offense is enhanced to a state jail felony, which carries a penalty range of 180 days to 2 years in the state jail, and a fine of up to $10,000.

If you’ve been arrested and charged with burglary of a vehicle, you need serious legal help.  You should call the Dallas criminal defense lawyers at Berlof & Newton, P.C.  Our attorneys each have over 15 years of experience in the practice of criminal defense law.  Free consultation.  Call today, or contact one of our lawyers directly using the contact form.  Se habla español.