Houston Burglary Crime Lawyer

There is a fine line between burglary and trespassing and between burglary and robbery. In fact, most citizens do not really grasp the exact definition of a burglary charge. When you enter a property without permission, that is trespassing, but if you enter a private property that is not open to the public, or if you conceal yourself in a building with the intent to commit a crime, you are burglarizing the property. Unlike robbery, you do not actually need to take anything or attempt to take anything to be charged with burglary, having the intent to commit any crime qualifies as burglary. Because this crime is so complex and so largely depends on your perceived motive, it is critical you speak with a top Houston criminal attorney if you have been accused of this serious crime.

Burglary is a felony charge, but depending on the circumstances, it may be charged as a first or second degree felony. If you are convicted, your sentence could be as lengthy as life in prison. It is critical you not take chances with your Houston criminal lawyer when facing such serious charges. Please call The Law Office of A Houston Criminal Defender today.

A Skilled Houston Criminal Attorney Will Create a Strong Defense

As serious as these charges are, there are still a number of defenses open to a skilled Houston criminal attorney. In order for you to be convicted, the prosecution must be able to prove that you were actually the one who entered the property and if you were, they must be able to show that you had the intent to do something else illegal to make the crime more than a trespassing charge.

Your Houston criminal lawyer should first be able to look at the evidence against you to see if it was conclusive and if it was illegally obtained. If witnesses to the crime seem to have bad vision or spotty memories, they may be proven unreliable. If your rights were violated by the police during the investigation process, any evidence that violates your constitutional rights can be withheld from the trial.

If you have been accused of burglary, please call our offices today.