If you or a loved one has been charged with burglary of a building you need to call an experience Harris County criminal defense attorney.
If you or a loved one has been accused of committing burglary of a building in Harris County, Brazoria County or Galveston County you should contact us immediately at 713-651-1444. The crime of burglary of a building is a state jail felony and carries a range of punishment from six months to two years in a state jail facility and a fine not to exceed $10,000. If you are accused of burglary of a building the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you:
- without permission of the owner
- entered into a building, or any part of a building, that is not open to the public at the time you entered or remained hidden in a building
- with the intent to commit a felony, theft or assault or
- committed or attempted to commit a felony theft or assault
The prosecution must show that you entered the building with some part of your body or with a physical object connected to your body. An example of a physical object connected to your body could be a bat used to break a window.
Burglary is the Texas version of breaking and entering, it is a serious offense and if you are convicted can carry serious consequences including jail time, fines and restitution. Additionally, having a burglary conviction on your record can make it difficult to obtain employment. At Topek and Topek we are experienced in representing those accused of Burglary of a Building and we will fight to protect your rights. Depending on the facts of the case and the evidence against you we will create a defensive strategy our top goal is to win your case and if that is not an option we will work to minimize the impact the charge has on your life. If you or a loved one has been accused of Burglary of a Building in Houston, Galveston, Brazoria County or Montgomery County please fill out a contact form and an experienced burglary of a building defense attorney will call you shortly to discuss your case.