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November 22, 2019

Tarrant County Burglary Lawyer

The right lawyer can formulate a successful defense against a burglary charge. Your future and freedom are at stake, so speak with a Tarrant County burglary attorney from our office.

In Texas, burglary is charged as a theft crime, but due to the nature of the offense, it’s always charged as a felony. The level of felony will depend on what kind of burglary offense a person has committed, such as whether the defendant allegedly entered a home or a business.

If you’ve been arrested or are being investigated for a burglary, don’t wait to speak with a Tarrant County burglary lawyer with the Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy. The penalties for a conviction are severe, and the longer you go without representation, the better chance the prosecution has of building a strong case against you.

Defenses Against a Burglary Charge in Tarrant County

For you to be convicted of a burglary crime, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you entered a dwelling or building without permission and that you had the intent to commit a crime.

Proving all the elements of a burglary case in Tarrant County can be difficult, and if the prosecution is unable to build a convincing case against you, the charges could be dropped or greatly reduced. Here are some of the types of defenses your criminal defense team could use to keep a burglary offense off of your criminal record:

  • Consent from the owner to enter the building or dwelling
  • Lack of intent
  • Actual innocence (didn’t do it)
  • Entrapment

The Penalties for a Tarrant County Burglary Conviction

A felony burglary conviction will undoubtedly mean time in jail or prison. A good criminal defense team may be able to negotiate with the prosecution so you can plead to a far lesser crime, such as criminal trespass.

That would mean less impact to your life and less time in prison. You may not lose some of your rights if you plead to a misdemeanor.

The following table shows the penalties for burglary offenses in Tarrant County, Texas:

Burglary OffensePenalties
Burglary of a store or businessUp to two years in state jail, up to $10,000 fine
Burglary of a habitation or dwellingUp to twenty years in state prison, up to $10,000 fine
Burglary of a habitation with intent to commit a felony other than theftUp to life in prison, fine

Call a Tarrant County Burglary Attorney

Any kind of theft conviction can be detrimental to your entire life, but a burglary charge is particularly serious. A charge does not equal a conviction, though. With help from an experienced defense lawyer, your charges can be significantly reduced or thrown out altogether.

The attorneys at the Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy have a track record of success, and we can help you with your burglary case. To speak with a Tarrant County burglary lawyer from our office, just call 817-605-1010 or fill out the online contact form at the bottom of this page.

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Contact us today for a free strategy session on how we can help you win your case.

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