Bryan Burglary Lawyer
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If you are currently under investigation for burglary in Texas, you are facing potential prison time, fines, and a permanent mark on your criminal record which can have an adverse effect on your personal and professional reputation. With the stakes this high, you need an aggressive lawyer that will protect your rights and future from beginning to end.
With more than three decades of legal experience, Shane Phelps Law. understands what it takes to either reduce the charges our clients face or get their entire case dismissed. Our Bryan and College Station burglary defense attorneys have successfully handled misdemeanors and felonies, and has established themselves as a compassionate and trustworthy firm.
What is Burglary?
In Texas, burglary is defined as doing one of the following actions without the property owner’s consent:
- Entering a habitation, building, or any part of a building not open to the public with the intent to commit a felony, a theft, or an assault.
- Remaining hidden in the habitation or building with the intent to commit a felony, a theft, or an assault.
- Entering a habitation or building and committing or attempting to commit a felony, a theft, or an assault.
What are the Penalties for Burglary in Texas?
- If burglary is committed in a building other than a habitation, it is a state jail felony that is punishable by a maximum jail sentence of two years.
- If burglary is committed in a habitation, it is a second-degree felony that results in a prison sentence ranging from two to 20 years.
- If a burglary occurs in a habitation and any party to the offense entered with the intent to commit or attempt to commit a felony other than theft, it is a first-degree felony that is punishable by a maximum prison sentence of 99 years.
- Lastly, burglary of a vehicle is a Class A misdemeanor, which carries a maximum jail sentence of one year. If, however, the offender has a criminal record including two or more similar charges, the charge can be elevated to a state jail felony.
Contact us and discuss your legal options today.
Whether you are innocent, admit your mistake, or hoping for a lenient sentence, we may be able to help. Do not hesitate to let our experienced legal team protect your rights and future right away.
Although this may be an overwhelming time in your life, you do not have to work through matters on your own. We are here to ensure your voice is heard through the criminal justice system, and to provide you with the personalized attention you deserve from start to finish.
Both Charges Dismissed 2 Counts of Aggravated Assault
Dismissed Aggravated Assault w/Deadly Weapon (2nd Degree)
Reduced to Class A Misdemeanor Assault Aggravated Assault w/Deadly Weapon/Bottle (2nd Degree)
No Billed by Grand Jury Aggravated Assault w/Deadly Weapon/Bottle (2nd Degree)
Refused After Our Investigation Aggravated Assault w/Deadly Weapon/firearm (2nd Degree)