A person commits burglary if without the effective consent of the owner the person enters a habitation or building with intent to commit a felony, theft, or assault.

People who commit burglary may or may not use a weapon during the commission of the crime. In most states, breaking into another person's residence is considered a more serious offense than breaking into a commercial property due to the immense distress of the victims and the personal nature of the crime. Therefore, a person who burglarizes a residence may be subject to harsher legal penalties if convicted than a person who burglarizes a gas station.

If you have been charged with burglary, it is important that you speak with a burglary crimes attorney immediately. If you are convicted, you face severe legal consequences that will adversely affect your future quality of life. By working with a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney, you stand a better chance of fighting your criminal charges, or having your criminal charges reduced or dismissed.

Burglary Penalties

Burglary is a felony offense. Any person who is convicted of burglary may be sentenced with jail or prison time, fines, probation, community service, and restitution. Additionally, the person's burglary conviction will show up on his/her criminal record, which is accessible to the public. When a person has a burglary conviction on his/her criminal record, it can be very difficult for him/her to obtain employment, housing, and education opportunities.

Gilbert G. Garcia, has practiced Criminal Law since 1978 and has been Board Certified in Criminal Law since 1989. The Gilbert G. Garcia Law Firm is the logical choice to represent you in your criminal case, providing the quality legal services you deserve in your most important matters.

Free initial consultations and reasonable fees.  Personal payments plans available and most major credit cards accepted.  Many issues are able to be handled via e-mail, phone calls and fax and after hours and weekend appointments are available upon request to meet the needs of each client.

Conveniently located on the Montgomery County Courthouse square since 1983.

For more information on Burglary Contact Gilbert Garcia today at 936-756-3333.

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