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Charges Related to Burglary in Texas

Even though burglary charges often make the news for comical reasons, the penalties for these crimes are far from funny.

Take this recent story from Dallas. A man was caught on surveillance cameras stealing items from a garage in the area, but left viewers laughing as he realized he forgot to put his car in park.

The car is seen rolling away as he chases it with his stolen items. Law enforcement officials shared the video on social media to identify the man, and he has since been caught and charged with burglary of a habitation. [...]

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. [...]