Burglary of a Habitation
A man’s home is his castle. One of the most serious theft offenses is to burglarize another man’s home. Accordingly, it is classified as a 2nd degree felony, carrying with it a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.
Juries and prosecutors all over Texas are especially hard on defendants charged with burglary of a habitation. The sentences are often lengthy and the plea bargains are typically anything but a bargain.
If you are charged with burglary of a habitation the first thing you need to do is stop talking to anyone but your lawyer. Refuse to speak with detectives, or any law enforcement agent. Do not discuss this case with your cellmates (if you are still in custody) and do not discuss this case with your family, until you have met with your lawyer.
In many burglary of a habitation cases, detectives assume you are also responsible for the other break-ins in the neighborhood. They will do everything in their power to file additional cases against you, in order to clear their caseload.
You are going to need a vigorous burglary defense attorney at your side to fight this charge, and any additional charges that may be forthcoming. When you are looking at potentially spending 20 years in prison, can you really afford anything less than someone who will fight to the very end for you?
Call 1-713-972-1100 to speak with a qualified burglary defense attorney today!
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