Motor vehicles are often a tempting target for break-ins — they’re frequently left unattended, are easy to enter, and contain valuables such as navigation and audio equipment that are easily viewed through windows.
If you break into a motor vehicle, you might find yourself facing Texas theft charges. The question you have is ‘what kind.’
While facing any “burglary” charge is scary enough, penalties for breaking into a car are actually different from what you’d face for breaking into a home, although they’re still quite serious.
To clarify this important difference, we’ve put together a guide covering Texas burglary of a motor vehicle, and how these differ from other burglary charges.