Dallas Burglary Lawyer

An arrest for burglary can potentially result in a lengthy prison sentence.  Under Texas law, burglary is considered a second degree felony, punishable by two to twenty years in prison and a fine of up to a $10,000 fine.   If you’re charged with a burglary in which it’s alleged your intent was to commit another felony (e.g., assault with serious bodily injury), that burglary case will be charged as a first degree felony. First degree felonies carry a penalty range of between five and ninety-nine years in prison, and up to a $10,000 fine.  By law, a burglary is committed, once any of your body parts, or items under your control (e.g., a hammer used to break a window), enters the dwelling.  For example, the man pictured above could be charged with burglary, simply because the crowbar he is using has entered the house.  If it’s proved at trial that, during the commission of this burglary, he is entering the house with the intent to commit an aggravated assault with a deadly weapons, he could be facing a sentence of life in prison.

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