Lewisville Burglary Attorneys
Burglary is viewed as a serious crime in the state of Texas, and can be punishable by serious consequences if a person is found guilty in a court of law. Burglary can be defined generally as a person entering a habitation or place of business “with the intent to commit a felony, theft, or assault.” Also, a person may be charged with burglary if he or she remains hidden while inside the habitation or place of business with such intent.
A prosecutor has to prove, beyond any reasonable doubt, that a person committed burglary before he or she can be convicted, and you have every right to defend yourself against burglary charges. If you are facing such charges, our Lewisville burglary attorneys of Alexander & Associates are ready to help defend you and work on eliminating or reducing the penalties with which you could be charged. Contact us today by calling (972) 420-6560 to discuss how we fight for you.
Potential Consequences of Conviction
Avoiding a conviction of burglary is important if you want to avoid the serious legal consequences that can come with that conviction. Some of these consequences might include:
- Second-degree felony: 2 – 20 years in prison and up to $10,000 fine
- State jail felony: 180 days – 2 year jail time and up to $10,000 fine
- Class A misdemeanor: usually between 6 months and year in county jail and up to $4,000 fine
These penalties can vary individually and may depend largely on both the amount of property taken or damaged and the number of previous offenses a person has.
Facing charges of burglary can be daunting and the consequences for conviction can be severe. However, with a Lewisville burglary lawyer of Alexander & Associates supporting you, you can rest assured that you have someone on your side who has the experience and knowledge it takes to craft a strong defense. Call us today at (972) 420-6560 to see what we can do for you.