Burglary Defense Lawyer in Fort Worth
Skilled Criminal Attorney for Burglary Charges
If you are facing a charge of burglary, you need an experienced and dedicated defense lawyer on your side. With so much at stake, including the loss of your freedom and a permanent mark on your criminal record, you cannot afford to retain anyone other than a highly skilled defense lawyer.
I am committed to protecting your rights, and understand how to negotiate reduced sentences and case dismissals. I handle each case personally and will fight tirelessly until your case is resolved. No matter how complex or serious your case may appear to you now, I am prepared to get to work and craft a powerful criminal defense strategy.
Turn to my firm, The Law Office of Samuel R. Terry, P.C., today. It won't cost you a thing to schedule a free initial consultation with my firm.
Building a Defense to Pursue Your Freedom
State law focuses on the intent of the defendant when determining whether burglary charges apply to his or her actions. If an individual entered a private residence without intending to commit a crime, he or she will be charged with trespassing. If that same person entered a property with the goal of committing theft, assault, or any other type of felony offense, the prosecution will most likely file charges of burglary.
Depending on the type of property involved, a burglary conviction can result in 180 days to 2 years of prison time and a fines of up to $10,000 or a prison term of 2 to 20 years and a $10,000 fine.
Burglary of a Vehicle
Texas residents can be charged with the crime of burglary of a vehicle for breaking into and entering another’s vehicle without the owner’s consent, with the intention of committing a felony crime or a theft crime. As a Class A misdemeanor, a conviction of this crime would result in up to 1 year in jail. Individuals with criminal records of two or more charges will have their charge elevated to a state jail felony.
As proving guilt will hinge upon the defendant's intention or purpose for entering the residence or building, he or she can be charged without actually carrying out the crime. Burglaries of coin-operated machines are also considered misdemeanors, but can be increased to a felony if the defendant has a criminal history.
Get Your Initial Consultation for Free
As part of my commitment to providing exceptional legal services to the criminally accused, I offer a free case evaluation for all new clients. During an initial consultation, you will have the opportunity to share the details of your case and what actually occurred, ask any questions about what I can do for to help you fight to avoid conviction, and learn more about how I can make a difference for your case.
Don't face your criminal charges alone. Contact my firm now for help.