Sugar Land Burglary Defense Attorney

Burglary of a Habitation in Texas

Burglary falls under the category of theft crimes. It involves unlawful entry into a structure such as a residence or place of business and committing or intending to commit:

  • Theft
  • Assault
  • Felony

Burglary Penalties in Texas

Note that a theft or assault does not have to happen in order for an individual to be charged with burglary. Breaking and entering unlawfully, and / or remaining concealed, with the intent to carry out a theft or felony constitutes a burglary charge. The penalties for this crime can be very severe. If convicted, you could be looking at a jail / prison sentence, hefty fines, and a lifelong criminal record.

Potential penalties include:

  • For burglary of an uninhabited structure: State jail felony charges, fines, up to 2 years in state jail
  • For burglary of an inhabited structure: Second degree felony charges, fines, up to 20 years in prison
  • For burglary of a habitation coupled with a felony other than theft: First degree felony charges, fines, up to 99 years or life in prison

Former Chief Prosecutor on Your Side in a Houston Burglary Case

Choosing the right Sugar Land criminal defense attorney after a serious criminal charge is the first step to protecting your future and getting your life back on track. Our attorney, Ibrahim Khawaja, has been selected for Houstonia Magazine’s “Top Lawyers” list in both 2014 and 2015, received the Avvo Clients’ Choice Award in 2012, and has been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers in 2014-2016. We are proud to serve clients in Harris County, Fort Bend County, and the greater Houston region. If you or a loved one has been arrested on burglary charges, don’t hesitate to contact us right away.

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For superior representation after a burglary arrest, choose Khawaja Law Firm, PLLC. Our team at Khawaja Law Firm PLLC is more than dedicated to our clients: We put those we represent first and we’re passionate about pursuing justice. Contact us now for a free case review.

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