Crocker Russell & Associates fights burglary cases all over the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Our attorneys represent individuals charged with burglary in Tarrant, Dallas, Ellis and Johnson County, Texas.
A person commits burglary by unlawfully entering or remaining in any structure, either private or public, with the intent to commit a felony, theft, or assault inside.
State Jail Felony: If a burglary is committed in a building, other than a dwelling (home), it is punishable from 6 months to 2 years in state jail and a fine of $10,000.00.
Second Degree Felony: If the burglary is committed in a habitation (home), it is punishable from 2 – 20 years in prison, with a fine up to $10,000.00.
First Degree Felony: If the burglary is committed in a habitation and the person entered with the intent to commit any felony other than felony theft, it is punishable from 5 years to life in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.00.
The State must show intent to commit a felony, theft, or assault inside the dwelling or structure. If the State cannot prove intent, the crime is charged as criminal trespass.
No. You only commit burglary if you do not have consent to enter or remain in the dwelling.