Allen Burglary of Building Lawyer
There are certain specific criteria that need to be met for you to be charged with the crime of burglary of building or habitation. Chiefly, this particular charge relates to your status on the premises at the time the alleged theft took place. To be charged you need to have committed a crime after having entered property without the owners consent. If you have consent to be on the property, even if you then commit a theft from that property, you cannot be charged with burglary of building/habitation.
Consequences you will face if convicted of this type of charge are very serious indeed. If you are facing this situation in the Dallas or Allen area you should contact The Goolsby Law Firm for help. With two decades of experience attorney Mike Goolsby has the expertise and knowledge required to successfully defend you if you face this type of accusation. As a prior trial attorney with the District attorney’s office he has extensive trial experience from both prosecution and defense perspectives. He will put all this experience to work for you to get you the outcome you desire.
There are several different types of defenses you can use against a charge of burglary of building/habitation. In this type of situation evidence gathering and proof evaluation is essential. One important aspect the state will have to prove is matter of intent, specifically this relates to the fact you entered the building with the intent to steal and without the permission of the owner of the building.
If you are facing any type of criminal accusation you need to treat your situation as being extremely serious. Any time you are questioned by the police you are entitled to have your attorney present, and you should not put your life and future liberty in the hands of an overworked public defender, as they often have an extremely high caseload and will be unable to deal with your situation personally. With an experienced and seasoned criminal defense lawyer like Mike Goolsby by your side at this time charges can often be reduced in severity or sometimes dropped completely. Matters such as intent, value of property, use of a weapon, and other aspects can often be successful argued against to reduce the severity of the charges you face.
If convicted of burglary of building habitation you could be facing time in jail, community service, probation, and the requirement pay restitution to the owner of the property that was stolen, as well as fines and legal fees. Any criminal conviction can see you facing problems that can last for a considerable time even after any sentence is completed. A criminal record can stop you from renting property, gaining employment, getting finance, holding certain professional licenses, owning a gun, and many other problems. As you can see life as a convicted felon is something which you do not wish to face.
In the Dallas or Allen area if you are facing any type of criminal matter including burglary of building/habitation you should contact The Goolsby Law Firm for help. Call today to schedule a completely free and confidential initial consultation to discuss your situation. Complete confidentiality and discretion is assured at all times.