There are three basic types of burglary charges in Fort Worth, all of which
are felonies. For 1
st degree felony burglary, punishments include fines and incarceration for
a minimum of five years and a maximum sentence of 99 years! This could
be devastating to your life and the lives of your loved ones. Don't
let this happen to you. If you or someone you love in Fort Worth is under
investigation or has been charged with burglary, contact an attorney as
quickly as possible.
Types of Burglary
Most people think of burglary as breaking and entering into another dwelling,
either a home or a business. This is only half of it. The offender must
also have intent to commit a felony, theft or assault. The offender does
not have to be successful in this intent. He or she simply must have the
intent while breaking and entering. This means that even if the offender
is unsuccessful due to, for example, the offender fled the scene, was
caught in the act or just wasn't able to commit the felony, the crime
has already been committed in the act and intent.
There are three types of felony burglary charges, which are as follows:
rd degree burglary is achieved when a person, without the consent of the
owner, enters another's business or other dwelling with the intent
to commit a theft.
nd degree burglary is achieved when a person, without the consent of the
owner, enters another's home or habitation with the intent to commit a theft.
st degree burglary is achieved when a person enters another's home or
habitation with the intent or attempted to commit a felony other than theft.
If you need an experienced lawyer to review your burglary case and provide
insight and advice on how best to proceed, contact The Alband Law Firm.
We are skilled litigators with a strong working knowledge of the burglary
statute and can develop a defense to fight for you rights and your future