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Category: Burglary

Jun 15
2018

Types of Burglary Covered Under Texas Law

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Burglary covers several different kinds of theft under Texas law. In this post, we’ll detail the types of burglary, their penalties, and how you can get help if you are facing charges.

Burglary as Defined by Texas Statute

All burglary convictions in Texas will depend on this fact: an individual entered a private building, structure, or habitation with intent to commit a crime within, but without consent of the owner. The crime could be assault, theft, or other felonies.

Unlawful entry and intent to commit a crime are essential pieces in a burglary case. Even if the intended crime was not carried out, an individual can face burglary charges. A conviction may occur if the prosecutor can prove beyond [...]

Dec 28
2017

In Texas, Masterminding a Burglary Is Still Burglary

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Can you be charged with burglary even if you didn’t enter a building or commit the actual act? The answer, surprisingly, is yes… if the jury determines that you were the mastermind behind the burglary. Recently, one Texas woman was not only charged, but convicted and sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Below we’re going to tell you her story, detail what the Texas laws state about burglary, and what to do if you are facing charges.

“Mastermind” Gets a 25-Year Sentence

In late September 2016, a man broke into a habitation with a weapon. His trial for burglary is pending, but recently the woman who asked him to do it was sentenced to 25 years in prison and [...]

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