When a person enters a habitation/building, without consent, with intent to commit a felony, theft, or assault.
Burglary of a building- state jail felony
Burglary of a habitation – second degree felony
You may have an innocent reason for being at the place in question. However, Police often presume that the property owner is telling the truth and believe that they can sort everything else out later.
What to do next…
As always, if you have been arrested for any charge, you need to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney. The sooner you hire an attorney, the better. In most burglary cases, there is a much larger story to the case. At Gallian Firm, I see people arrested for burglary of a habitation for simply showing up to someone’s house to talk or discuss an issue in a relationship, marriage, or ongoing custody battle. In those situations, the house owner will call the police and the police will arrest first and ask questions second.
Let’s face it – the reason you’re on my website is because you have been arrested for a burglary charge and need help. Let me tell your story and help you. The police and prosecutors must prove that your intent was to commit a felony, theft, or assault. That may seem easy to the police officers on the scene but it is a lot harder to do in court. Make sure you’re ready to fight the charges with a law firm that has the results you need and deserve.
Because the charge of burglary of a habitation and/or building is a felony, the case must go before a grand jury. That process allows Gallian Firm the opportunity to tell your story quickly. You need to hire a law firm who has the bandwidth and availability to work quickly, aggressively, and passionately.
Call today – 214.433.6303.
Dallas Burglary Lawyer
Gallian Firm LLC
2001 Bryan St.
Dallas, TX 75201