Burglary

If you are convicted of Burglary, you may face serious jail or prison time, significant fines, restitution, community service, and a serious mark on your permanent criminal record. More importantly, you may lose your job, be denied financial aid, and have significant trouble finding future employment. 

Burglary Crimes in Texas 

A Burglary involves unlawfully entering another’s property with the intent to commit a crime. Theft is frequently associated with burglary, but breaking and entering with the intent to commit any felony, theft or assault may constitute burglary under Texas law.

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Penalties for Burglary Crimes Burglary of a Building (State Jail Felony) 

  • Up to $10,000 fine 
  • Minimum 6 months in the State Jail Facility (MANDATORY) 
  • Maximum 2 years in the State Jail Facility 
  • Up to 5 years probation if eligible 
  • Burglary of a Habitation (2nd Degree Felony) Enter home with intent to commit a theft, assault, or felony 
  • Up to $10,000 
  • Minimum 2 years in prison (MANDATORY) 
  • Maximum 20 years in prison 
  • Up to 10 years probation if eligible

Burglary Criminal Defense Attorney in Dallas, Texas Area

If you’ve been arrested for burglary in or around Dallas, you will need a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney who can evaluate your case and explore options. The Law Office of Chad West has experience handling burglary cases and they will assess the facts of your case, and find all possible legal defenses to the charge to prepare for trial if the charges are not dismissed or reduced.