In Texas, the penalties for the offense of burglary of habitation increase from a charge of burglary of an uninhabited building. Because of the potential long-term punishment that can result from a charge of burglary of habitation, it is extermely important to find burglary attorneys who understand Texas burglary laws and who will work to ensure that your legal rights are protected and you receive the best possible defense.
Under Texas law, burglary of a habitation is a second degree felony, but it becomes a first degree felony if:
For example, if two people are involved in the crime, but only one person uses a deadly weapon to shoot a resident of the habitation, then BOTH people can still face the a first degree felony burglary charge. This is the case even if one of the people did not know the other person was going to use a deadly weapon during the burglary.
If you’re faced with a charge of burglary of a habitation, our legal team will help you. We know that good people can make bad decisions, and we can help you determine the best strategy considering the Texas burglary laws and defenses. It is important to contact legal representation as soon as possible in order to protect your rights and provide you the best possible defense. Call us for a consultation right away.