McKinney Burglary of Building Lawyer
Burglary is a punishable offense in the state of Texas. According to the penal code of the state, a person could be charge of burglary in three ways.
First, a person commits burglary if he enters a habitation or building (or any part of the building) that is not open to the public with the intention to commit a felony, theft or assault without the consent of the owner.
Second, a person commits burglary by remaining concealed in a building or habitation with the intention to commit a felony, theft or assault without the consent of the owner.
Lastly, a person commits burglary if he enters a building or habitation without the owner’s consent and commits or attempts to commit a felony, theft or assault.
A person may be indicted for burglary of habitation or building. As reference, habitation as defined by the Penal Code of Texas refers to a place of sleeping or the dwelling place of a person.
If you happen to be charged with this kind of offense in the McKinney area, contact us at The Goolsby Law Firm immediately for a private consultation with one of our skilled criminal defense lawyers. We can provide aggressive legal representation and will diligently work to attain a dismissal of your case or a reduction of charges and/or penalties. Our firm has represented and successfully dealt with a number of criminal cases in McKinney and all over the Northern part of Texas. Our experience has equipped us to deal proficiently with court procedures and even with the court itself.
The penal code imposes penalties for the offense of burglary of a building/habitation in different degrees. A person will be punished for a state jail felony if burglary was committed in a building. However, if the invaded premises is a habitation and the person breaking in does so with the intention to commit a felony other than theft or attempts to commit a felony other than theft, such act will be punished as first degree felony. On the other hand, a person will be punished for second-degree felony if committed in a place of habitation.
A good legal defense is vital if a person has been accused of burglary. If you have been accused of burglary of a building or habitation in McKinney or any part of North Texas, the only chance of not being convicted as charged is to hire a knowledgeable attorney skilled in the this particular area of the law. The Goolsby Law Firm is known throughout the state of North Texas for their effective legal representation and aggressive defense of individuals who have been accused of Burglary of a building or habitation.
Through more than eleven years of legal practice, the law office of Attorney Mike Goolsby has been providing aggressive legal representation to residents of McKinney and the entire North Texas. Call us for a free initial consultation at our office to discuss the particular circumstances of your case.