Practice AreaBurglary Attorney in Richmond, Texas, Fort Bend County

Facing Burglary Charges in Fort Bend County

Burglary charges in Fort Bend County can range from a Class A Misdemeanor, to a First-Degree Felony.  The circumstances surrounding the burglary charge can make a big difference in the severity of the penalties handed down by the court.

The words theft, burglary, and robbery refer to different types of criminal charges. Burglary charges are usually related to the invasion of property, with the intent to commit theft, assault, or a felony (without permission from the owner).  Burglary can include breaking into a:

  • Residence
  • Garage
  • Business
  • Vehicle
  • Storage building
  • Vending machine

It is important to note that breaking and entering does NOT have to occur to be charged with burglary. Remaining inside a business, home, structure, or vehicle without permission, and with intent to commit a crime is also considered burglary, according to Texas law.  Different types of burglary convictions can have different penalties.  Your defense attorney can explain the penalties associated with your particular burglary charge.

Defense Against Burglary Charges in Texas

Burglary charges are often combined with additional charges like trespass, robbery, theft, and other charges of greater or lesser degree.  With the proper defense, a Texas burglary charge can sometimes be reduced to a lesser charge.  At KW Law, we will examine all the evidence associated with your charges thoroughly.  This includes all charges you are facing, not just your burglary charge.

Burglary vs. Criminal Trespass in Texas

Burglary and criminal trespass charges in Texas have some similarities, but they are not the same in definition or in the penalties you could face upon conviction.  Here are some of the differences between these charges:

Burglary Charge

  • Includes intent to commit theft, assault, or a felony crime.
  • Involves entry of or presence in a structure, vehicle, or vending machine without consent.

Criminal Trespass Charge

  • Does not include the intent to commit theft, assault, or felony.
  • Includes presence on land, not just structures or vehicles.
  • Can be charged for refusing a request to leave someone else’s property.
  • Can be charged for ignoring signage warning them not to enter the property.
  • Can be charged for accessing fenced property without the owner’s consent.
  • Can be charged for ignoring a verbal warning not to enter the property.

Whenever possible, we try to get burglary charges decreased to criminal trespass, if we can’t get the burglary charge dismissed. The differences in the penalties between the two crimes can be substantial. In either case, a trespass charge or a burglary charge, you can count on KW Law to work diligently on your behalf to achieve the best possible results.

Burglary Defense Lawyer for Repeat Offenders

If you have been convicted of burglary in the past, a defense attorney experienced in handling burglary cases can be important to the outcome of your case.  Just because you have been convicted of burglary previously, doesn’t mean you should or will be found guilty in a subsequent case. Having an experienced burglary defense attorney can make a more significant difference than you might think.

KW Law will review all of the evidence against you. Having spent many years working as a prosecutor, Katie Wilson knows the evidentiary difference between a strong and weak burglary case.  Her experience can work to your advantage, even if you have been convicted of a similar crime in the past.

Contact KW Law in Richmond, Texas

For a strong defense against burglary charges in Fort Bend or Harris County, contact KW Law. Our legal office serves all of Houston and the surrounding communities, including Sugar Land, The Meadows, Pecan Grove, Missouri City, Rosenberg, Stafford, Katy, Needville, and Weston Lakes.  Call to schedule a free consultation.

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KW Law Firm practices criminal defense law in Houston, Texas and the surrounding areas; including Fort Bend County, Harris County, Galveston County, Matagorda County, Wharton County, Waller County, Brazoria County, as well as many Southeast Texas cities and municipalities. Our office is located very near the Fort Bend County Justice Center.
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