Burglary is the act of breaking and entering into a structure to commit another crime. In general, burglary does not require force, just an unauthorized entry into a building or other dwelling belonging to another. The crime committed after the burglary can vary from assault to kidnapping or murder.
Texas defines burglary as not having the effective consent of the property owner while:
To enter a building or habitation in Texas means to place any part of the body into the building, such as an arm or a foot. It also means placing a physical object in the building connected to the person. An example of placing a physical object in a building connected to a person is using burglary tools to reach into a building.
Habitation refers to a vehicle or structure adapted for any overnight accommodations, including a tent or a trailer. The habitation is separately secured and/or connected with the vehicle or structure.
Building refers to any enclosed structure intended for occupation or use for manufacturing, trade, residential, or ornamental purposes.
No. In Texas, burglary considered a:
The punishment for burglary is:
Burglary is a serious crime that carries a substantial penalty in Texas. If you are facing burglary charges, contact a Texas lawyer immediately to learn more about burglary defenses that may be available to you
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