Georgetown Burglary Lawyers

Williamson County is notoriously harsh on burglary, theft and robbery crimes.

Burglary is the unlawful entering of a building with the intention to commit theft, or any other crime(s). In the case of burglary, “entering” includes any part of the body, or any physical object connected with the body. Therefore, a screwdriver through a window, for example, would constitute breaking and entering or burglarizing a property. However, no physical force is required for a burglary conviction; the lawbreaker may simply intrude into a building through an open entry point (e.g. an open door or window). Burglary of any building is a felony offense punishable by imprisonment in state jail. If you have accused of burglary in Georgetown, Williamson County, Texas, or another part of Central Texas, it is crucial that you seek the help of an experienced criminal attorney.

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Suspected of Burglary in Texas?

Most importantly, do NOT speak to authorities about your case before first seeking out legal counsel. The police will almost certainly attempt to coerce an admission from you. If you are convicted of burglarizing a property, you will be facing felony charges. You need a reliable lawyer to build you an impenetrable defense to keep you out of jail.

A burglary conviction typically requires three elements: (1) breaking and/or entry into (2) a building or other occupied structure with (3) the intent to commit a crime. The breaking and entry element must occur without the consent or knowledge of building occupant. Because a burglary offense only requires the intent to commit a crime, you may still be charged even if the intended crime was not carried out. If the crime was carried out, you could be facing additional charges of theft, or any other crime(s) you may be accused of.

Burglary is considered a second degree felony if the burglarized property is inhabited, or if it is a public building. A second degree burglary felony can be punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. Burglary is considered a first degree felony if the property is inhabited and if the attempted or intended crime is a felony other than theft (such as aggravated assault, murder, or sexual assault). In Texas, a first degree felony may be punishable by life imprisonment and a fine of up to $10,000. Even if the intended crime was not carried out, you may still face burglary charges. If the crime was carried out, you could be facing additional charges of theft, or any other crime(s) you may be accused of.

Choose Robert M. Phillips & Associates to Defend Your Case

Our attorneys have decades of experience in defending burglary and felony theft cases. Robert M. Phillips & Associates will aggressively defend you against conviction, or strive for a reduced charge (depending on the facts) to help eliminate the likelihood of a long penitentiary sentence. We primarily serve clients in Georgetown, Williamson County and other parts of Central Texas.
 

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