Dallas Burglary & Theft Lawyer
If you are charged with burglary of building and habitation in the state of Texas, you need the aggressive representation that can be provided by The Goolsby Law Firm. Our expert criminal defense lawyers can effectively protect your rights in court and ensure that you completely understand your legal options.
An individual can be charged with burglary of building if you go inside a building without the permission or consent of the owner, with the intention of committing, or actually committing, theft, assault or felony. If you enter a garage that is detached from the main house for example and you steal something from there, that is burglary of a building.
The same offense is committed if you go inside an office building and steal a computer or other office equipment.
Burglary of building is considered as a state jail felony. If convicted, you will be facing a jail term that can range from 180 days to two years, which you will serve in a state jail. In addition, you may also be given fines that can be as high as 10,000 dollars.
On the other hand, if you go into a place that is inhabited by people such as a house or an apartment without the permission of the owner and with the intent or actual commission of theft or felony, that would be considered as burglary of habitation. The penalty of entering an inhabited building unlawfully can be more serious than for a commercial place that is not occupied.
Burglary of habitation is considered as a second-degree felony in the state of Texas. This means that you could be punished with a prison sentence of from two to twenty years. If there is intent to commit another felony or an actual commission of it during the burglary, the offense will be elevated to a first-degree felony, which is punishable by a life sentence or up to 99 years in prison. In addition, there is also a potential fine that you will have to pay that can amount up to 10,000 dollars.
If you have been charged with burglary of building and habitation, it is of vital importance that you take action immediately. Even if you are only under investigation, you should not wait for the actual charges to be filed against you. Remember that a court case and its potential punishment can be serious. Thus, you need the legal advice and guidance of an experienced criminal defense attorney from The Goolsby Law Firm. Considerable fines can be imposed and your liberty is at risk.
The law firm of Attorney Mike Goolsby knows what is at stake for you if you are charged with a burglary of building and habitation offense. We guarantee that we will focus our attention to your best interest, and this will start with the protection of your legal rights.
As a former trial lawyer for the District Attorney’s Office in Dallas County, Attorney Mike Goolsby understands how both sides build their cases. With a skilled and experienced legal team, The Goolsby Law Firm will build a strong defense for you and fight on your behalf to to try and achieve the best outcome for your case, which could mean acquittal, dismissal or reduced charges for your offense.