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Residential Burglary: How Does Texas Classify It?

In Texas, if you enter someone’s dwelling with the intent to commit a crime, you will face burglary charges. It may be called home invasion or residential burglary in other states, but in Texas, those acts fall under general burglary laws.

In this post, we’re going to describe the burglary laws and associated penalties in our state, along with how a skilled criminal defense attorney can help you.

Definition of Burglary in Texas

Under Texas law, burglary is defined as entering or remaining inside a building, structure, or habitation with the intent to commit theft, assault, or a felony inside, all without consent of the owner. [...]